Our mobile clinic, affectionately named “Big Cat,” is a 43′ diesel-powered mobile clinic with two exam rooms that are well-equipped for primary care. We also have an SUV that allows us to visit sites when taking the Big Cat is not an option.
SCREENINGS – for common medical problems such as diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol.
We recommend that anyone needing pap smears, mammography, and other women’s health services contact their local health department.
PRIMARY CARE – management of routine medical problems
Anyone experiencing chest pains, difficulty breathing, and other potentially life threatening problems should seek medical care at a nearby emergency department. We do NOT provide immunizations, x-rays, or other imaging studies. We do NOT provide direct dental care other than treating dental infections.
MINOR SURGERY – cryotherapy, repair of minor lacerations, mole removals, drainage of minor abscesses, wound debridement, nail removal, etc.
Elective minor surgeries will be offered as time permits, and may need to be scheduled.
MEDICATION ASSISTANCE – CMM can help cover the cost of selected generic medications for up to 3 months.
Patients needing help with ongoing medications may qualify for patient assistance programs offered by many pharmaceutical companies. Patients should enroll in these programs through their doctor, through the Pharmacy Connection, or through one of the area community health centers (see referrals).
PATIENT EDUCATION – empowering through education; providing information about other outreach programs and services
COUNSELING – Christian-based counseling is offered when appropriate
DENTAL SERVICES – While we do not perform dental services onboard, a few area dentists graciously donate a portion of their time to provide our patients with basic dental needs. Patients wanting such a dental referral must be first seen in the Crossroads clinic.
LAB – fingerstick glucose, urinalysis, urine pregnancy testing are available onboard. Limited outside labs are performed at by Soltas Laboratories.
If outside labs are performed on insured patients, appropriate insurance information must be submitted to Solstas Laboratories. Insured patients will be responsible for their portion of subsequent charges. Patients are also responsible for pathologist fees for the reading biopsies and pap smears.
REFERRALS – We refer patients to community health centers, health departments, mental health agencies, social services, and to other providers when appropriate.
Patients needing specialist care are advised to contact a community health center for primary care for potential referral to the University of Virginia (UVa) teaching hospital clinics.