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Mobile wellness units added to help health departments provide services

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) recently added Mobile Wellness Units to help provide care to residents in District 7. Health departments in District 7 include Sequoyah, Adair, Cherokee, Haskell, McIntosh, Muskogee, Okfuskee, and Okmulgee..

The Mobile Wellness Units were purchased with COVID relief funding.

Each mobile unit consists of a fifth wheel travel trailer pulled by an extended cab dually RAM pickup truck, and two vans. Both vans have been in use for several weeks, providing COVID-19 vaccines.

The fifth wheel trailer is expected to begin traveling throughout the district within the month of June.

Services that will be provided include prenatal care, child health, regular health department services such as WIC, Family Planning, STI diagnosis and treatment, and chronic disease services.

Clients will also receive help identifying a permanent health care provider.

OSDH is also seeking partnerships with other health care organizations to better provide health services to underserved populations, according to officials.

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