May 7 2015
Over time, the technology behind mobile medical vehicles has become so developed that it is now as if a small doctor’s office can be brought directly to a patient. The benefits of these vehicles have not been lost on the medical community, and as a result, hospitals are now employing them to serve the surrounding community. There are many benefits to doing this. The following are three of these benefits.
Delivering health care to people who are house bound
There are many people who cannot get to a doctor’s office for a checkup nor needed medical care. Often, these people are the elderly who are simply not mobile enough to make it to a doctor’s office, and they have no transportation to get them there. A mobile unit can arrive directly to a person’s home and provide a wide range of outpatient services to an elderly person. There are also people who have limited or no transportation, so they are unable to get to a doctor. A mobile medical unit can bring health care directly to these people as well.
Delivering health care to the homeless
Many people have no place to call home. Some of them are living out of their cars or homeless shelters. In certain situations, they may not be aware that they qualify for government assistance for health care. Bringing healthcare directly to them, not only benefits them with better health but also the community health standards are increased. Some people are service resistant, so they will never go to a hospital or doctor unless it is an emergency. Bringing a doctor directly to these people makes the chances of providing health care greater, because the entire process becomes easier and convenient.
Many people would like to donate blood, but they often do not have the time or do not know where to go. A mobile medical vehicle can be placed in a strategic location, such as a supermarket parking lot. When seeing how easy and quickly a blood donation can be made, people are more willing to do it. These mobile units can also go directly to a business that is participating in a blood drive. Employees can donate blood during their work hours.
There are a variety of mobile vehicles available, including Mobile laboratories. One example can be found with LifeLine Mobile medical.