CHCC holds first mobile clinic outreach at CLI

Posted on Oct 12 2022


The CHCC Mobile Clinic Outreach team poses with with staff and consumers of the Center for Living Independently. Medical and patient navigation services were provided to both staff and consumers for CHCC’s first outreach in its newest addition to outpatient care services: CHCC Mobile Clinic. (HALINA PALACIOS)

In collaboration with the Center for Living Independently, the Commonwealth Healthcare Corp.’s Family Care Clinic and Health Disparities Program completed their first Mobile Clinic Outreach and provided services at the CNMI Center for Living Independently on Oct. 3, 2022, for consumers and their immediate family members.

The CHCC Mobile Clinic outreach team provided services from 8am to 12pm and saw a total of 23 individuals with disabilities. Medical services provided ranged from adult routine check-up with a medical provider, nurse visits for vital signs, and administration of flu vaccines.

Additionally, the Health Disparities Program community health workers were able to assist patients in scheduling upcoming medical appointments at their preferred primary care clinic, referrals to internal and external programs, and assist with filling out applications for Medicaid.

The CHCC Mobile Clinic outreach team consisted of Family Care Clinic staff Christine Strong, physician assistant; and Abbys Mitchell, FCC Clinic manager/registered nurse—all of whom have years of experience providing medical services and care to the CNMI public. The Health Disparities Program—consisting of Halina S. Palacios, chief of Clinic Services; Evonnie Pangelinan, program coordinator; Raynalynn Sablan, program administrative assistant; Robin Romero, community health worker team lead; Tiffany Mae Deco, health worker; and Thomas Joe Dela Cruz, community health worker/driver—have been working diligently to ensure the success of the launching of the CHCC Mobile Clinic outreach operations.

The Health Disparities Program will be conducting their next outreach at Northern Marianas College on Oct. 14, 2022, from 8am to 12pm. Target population will be NMC faculty and students, but walk-ins are available to the general public. The following services will be provided: Pap smears, breast exams, prenatal care, post-partum care, family planning, health education resources, referral services and testing for sexually transmitted infections or diseases.

For additional information on CHCC Mobile Clinic Outreach operations and schedule, contact the Health Disparities Program at (670) 234-8950 ext. 2016 or (670) 287-9926. (CHCC)

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