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Mayo launching new mobile clinic, delivering quality care to rural communities across southern Minnesota

"We're very excited to be able to utilize our high degree of specialty, expertise, and bring it to those communities," said Dr. Jennifer Horn of Mayo Clinic

Posted: Jun 3, 2021 1:07 PM
Updated: Jun 4, 2021 10:42 AM

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Mayo Clinic Health System (MCHS) is launching a new mobile health clinic, delivering top quality care to rural communities across Southern Minnesota.

The 39-foot vehicle is designed to improve access to care by offering sought-after services in the communities where patients live, and leveraging telehealth tools to connect them with leading experts.

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"From our experience during the pandemic, we know that our patients are open to new, more convenient ways of receiving care," said Jennifer Horn, M.D., regional chair of clinical practice, Southeast Minnesota Region, MCHS. "Our goal is to use digital technologies like virtual visits and innovative ideas like this mobile health clinic to make Mayo Clinic care more accessible to our patients, no matter where they live. We see this is as a necessary and welcome transformation in health care to continue meeting our patients’ needs."

The mobile clinic will feature two exam rooms, an on-site laboratory, and multiple medical grade vaccine freezers. Services offered by the clinic will include:

· Acute illness/infection.
· Immunizations, including COVID-19 vaccinations.
· Preventive services and health care screenings.
· Medication refills and checks.
· Chronic disease checks.
· Warfarin management.
· Pacemaker checks (virtual).
· Specialty consults and follow-ups (virtual).
· Prenatal visits (virtual).
· Wellness visits.
· Pediatrics.
Eric Crockett, an administrative leader of Mayo Clinic's Southeast Minnesota region, says digital care is "the way of the future," and finding cutting-edge ways to keep patients healthy is always a top priority for MCHS.

"The mobile health clinic is part of Mayo Clinic's commitment to innovation and creative solutions to serve our local communities," said Crockett. "The digital model of care will continue to grow, and we feel that this is a creative way to do that in a hybrid fashion and provide options to the communities we serve."

Dr. Horn adds lessons learned during the pandemic helped pave the way for this new approach to treating far away patients.

"We've been trying to reimagine how we serve rural communities for quite some time now, and the COVID-19 pandemic helped us get to virtual platforms of care much quicker than we would have otherwise. So the fact that we now know how to do this work well positions us to take this on, and deliver care with the mobile health clinic using virtual platforms."
The mobile clinic will begin patient visits in the summer of 2021, and MCHS specific times and locations of service will be communicated to patients.

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