The Mobile Health Clinic is a program to help meet the medical needs of people in the community. The program partnership between School Health Alliance for Forsyth County (SHA)* and Wake Forest Baptist Community Health Alliance (CHA), a service of Family and Community Medicine. Both programs provide medical, nursing, nutrition, mental health, and health education services to both adults and children in underserved communities. The CHA also provides screening for sexually transmitted infections in collaboration with the Forsyth County Health Department.
The mobile clinic is a customized recreational vehicle that is wheelchair accessible and features two private exam rooms and a counseling room. Uninsured adults and children can receive a wide range of services, including preventative care, care for minor illnesses, care coordination, behavioral health, and management of chronic health conditions such as hypertension, diabetes and asthma.
The mobile clinic team is comprised of a nurse practitioner, a behavioral health specialist, and a certified nursing assistant. Health education, nutrition coaching, no-cost lab services, and referrals to specialists will be provided, if needed.
Call to set up appointments: 336-716-4479
Questions or partnership opportunities: Rachel Zimmer R.Zimmer@wakehealth.edu
Volunteer opportunities: Sharon Thomson firstname.lastname@example.org
Mobile Clinic Working Schedule - Update 3/16/2020
The safety of our patients and staff is our top priority. To help control the spread of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Mobile Health Clinic will be closed for at least two weeks, beginning March 16, 2020. We will reassess after that time, please continue to check back on this page for updates.
Adults can be seen at the clinic on Fridays. Tuesday and Wednesday clinics for adults will be open in March.
*The School Health Alliance accepts most insurance. Also accepts uninsured via sliding scale.
**The Community Health Alliance sees only uninsured patients.
***School sites are for currently enrolled students of respective schools only.
In September 2019, Wake Forest Baptist Health will begin providing free health care to people who are uninsured, through our mobile health program named the Community Health Alliance. Our program’s goals are to partner with the community to utilize a mobile health program to increase access to preventive care services including immunizations, provide nutrition and food access support, care for chronic conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes, help with access to medications and provide support for coordination of care in high needs communities. The mobile unit will travel to homeless shelters, churches, and easily accessible community locations to help people experiencing barriers such as insurance, transportation, and other factors.
- Acute disease management (colds, sore throat, flu)
- Chronic disease management (hypertension, diabetes, asthma, COPD)
- No cost lab services for common primary care labs
- Prescriptions and Pharmacist support for medication access
- Physical assessments, including sports physicals and wellness exams
- Well-child and sick child visits
- Sexually transmitted infection screenings and treatment
- Behavioral health and care coordination
- Health education, specifically around nutrition, prevention, and chronic disease management
- Referrals to primary and specialty care as appropriate
- Women’s Health—Referrals for Pap smears and Mammograms at low or no cost
- Cardiovascular disease outreach screening and treatment
- Referrals to dental clinics
- Community Health Fairs
- Food Prescriptions with FaithHealth Connector support for food access
- Eye and hearing screenings and exams
View all of our Community Partners
- School Based Health Alliance (SHA) with whom we share time on the mobile unit for services and have a shared provider caring for patients in both programs. SHA will be providing medical and nursing care to students of local schools from 8-2:30 on M-Th and CHA will then start providing care in community locations from 3-7 pm on M-W, and from 9-12 on Fridays
- Winston Salem/Forsyth County Schools at which locations the SHA is providing services
- Forsyth County Health Department, who is providing in-kind support of a nutrition coach, STI screening and processing, PAP smear, and flu immunization support
- The Salvation Army, who is providing location support for the mobile clinic
- Love Out Loud, who is providing a volunteer recruitment platform, volunteers, and leadership coaching
- HOPE of Winston-Salem, who is providing location support for mobile clinic services
- Local pharmacists who are providing in-kind services on the mobile unit
- Northwest AHEC, who is offering financial support for medical provider curriculum development
- WSSU RAMS clinic with whom we co-direct a Mobile Clinic Advisory Council to coordinate and develop strategies around mobile clinic care in the community and share resources
- FaithHealth, who is providing in-kind support of a connector to help patients with food access