Mobile health van hits road in Fort McMurray

FORT McMURRAY– Northern Alberta residents are expected to get increased health services, information and resources after a mobile health van dubbed Health on the Move hit the road.

Van will offer immunizations, cancer screenings, oral health assessments for children and vulnerable populations, and health promotion education/resources. @albertapress Click To Tweet

The van will offer immunizations, cancer screenings (oral, prostate and cervical), Early Childhood Intervention Program assessments, oral health assessments for children and vulnerable populations, and health promotion education/resources.

“We’re now able to reach more residents in rural and remote areas with the health services and care that they need.”

– Jennifer Splaine, AHS

“We’re now able to reach more residents in rural and remote areas with the health services and care that they need,” said Jennifer Splaine, Area Manager, Population and Public Health, Fort McMurray in a prepared statement July 30.

“The van can be used for point of care services, health promotion activities and initiatives, or even at community events and celebrations,” said Splaine.

Health van. AHS photo

The van, which launched in June, set up in Paddle Prairie to provide mental health services and resources for residents returning to the community after being evacuated because of the nearby wildfire.

The van is equipped with an examination bed, stool, desk area and cabinets.

-Alberta Press Leader staff

-reporter@albertapressleader.ca

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