The Mobile Clinic holds clinics at a variety of sites during the academic year. Some sites have clinics on a monthly basis, while others operate on bi-monthly or bi-annually schedules.
Columbus Junction is a community approximately 45 minutes southeast of Iowa City and the University of Iowa. This community is a mix of traditional rural Iowa and new immigrants from Latin America, particularly due to the large amount of industrial work opportunities nearby. Our services at this site include diabetes, blood pressure, and cholesterol screening, health education, and physical exams for children and adults. We visit Columbus Junction at least once a month, and have our clinics on Saturdays from 10 am to 1 pm at Columbus Junction Senior Center (125 E. Walnut St, Columbus Junction, IA).
The Mobile Clinic site at the Pheasant Ridge community center (2651 Roberts Rd., Iowa City, IA 52246) occurs on Thursday evenings from 5:30-8:00 PM, approximately every other month. The clinic is equipped to handle the needs of the diverse Pheasant Ridge community, including having plentiful resources available for Arabic speakers. The Pheasant Ridge clinic offers smoking cessation resources in addition to typical Mobile Clinic services.
St. Patrick Church
The Mobile Clinic site at Saint Patrick Church (4330 St Patrick Dr, Iowa City, IA 52240) is held twice per year–typically once in April and once in October–from 1:00-3:00 PM . The target population are the parishioners that attend the noon mass on Sundays, although the clinic will also serve the general public as well. The noon mass is given in Spanish, and as such, this clinic serves a mostly Hispanic population. Services offered will include diabetes, blood pressure, and cholesterol screening, health education sessions, administration of physical exams, and physical therapy sessions. Physicians and student patient examiners will be available to see adult and pediatric patients with any acute or chronic concerns. Social workers will also be available to discuss resources in the community.
Shelter House / Street Medicine
The Shelter House clinic is held at the Shelter House (429 Southgate Ave, Iowa City, IA, 52240) from 9:00-11:00AM. Street Medicine takes place in Iowa City (1105 Gilbert Court, Iowa City) during the Free Lunch Program from 11:00AM-2:00PM. These clinics occur on a rotating basis on the third Saturday of the month, with Shelter House being the primary location. The clinics are geared toward servicing the homeless populations of Iowa City. Services currently offered at this clinic include diabetes, blood pressure, and cholesterol screening; flu shots; and health education sessions on specific topics. HIV & HepC testing is available at this location.
Our West Liberty Clinic is held at the West Liberty Middle School (203 E 7th St, West Liberty, IA). This clinic occurs on various Sundays from 1-3:30 PM, serving the mostly Hispanic population here. Services currently offered at this clinic include diabetes, blood pressure, and cholesterol screening, as well as health education sessions on specific topics. There is a focus on mental health at this clinic as well, as this was a need identified by prospective patients as this clinic was being formed.
During the summer months, the University of Iowa Mobile Clinic teams up with Proteus and the Emma Goldman Clinic to bring health care to migrant farm workers who come to Iowa each year. Clinics are held at several migrant camps, including two camps south of Williamsburg and another camp near the town of Conesville in southeastern Iowa. Proteus exclusively treats and advocates for migrant farm workers throughout eastern and central Iowa. The Emma Goldman Clinic provides gynecological exams and women’s health education to the migrant workers in two sessions between the months of June and August. Mobile Clinic has teamed up with Proteus for several years now for two or three clinics, plus helping transporting patients to and from the Emma Goldman Clinic for the women’s health sessions.
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