On Tuesday, August 26th, the Mobile Clinic from Health Care for the Homeless will be making its first ever stop at the J.P. Blase Cooke Center for My Brother’s Keeper. After its first appearance with My Brother’s Keeper, the Mobile Clinic will visit our location on every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. Services from the clinic will be available starting at 8:30am till 12 noon on Tuesday as residents of Irvington and the surrounding 21229 communities learn about what they offer through their Mobile Clinic.
With help from a grant provided by the Bureau of Primary Health Care supplemented with resources raised from Mercy Medical Center and the Order of Malta, HCH was able to create this customized mobile clinic to help residents in need of healthcare. Residents from all around are able to seek care from this clinic; whether they lack the transportation to reach their primary care doctor, or if they simply are unsure of what health care services are available. Those who already have an established primary health care provider can receive acute care while those who wish for HCH to be their primary provider can receive comprehensive care. Comprehensive care through the Mobile Clinic includes pediatric care, health care for women, and full physicals. Stepping onto the vehicle means stepping into a doctor’s office, as the 35-foot vehicle includes:
- Reception Area
- 2 Examination Rooms
- Outreach Work Space
- Wheelchair Accessibility
My Brother’s Keeper is pleased to work with Health Care for the Homeless to provide such a service to our guests that we strive to care for. This Mobile Clinic is the next stepping stone to building our dream of opening our very own health clinic, where MBK can provide health services for our guests from Irvington and 21229 neighborhoods. MBK will continue to provide meal programs, workforce development assistance, as well as social and human services through our J.P. Blase Cooke Center and encourage those in the community to visit our center whenever needed.
My Brother’s Keeper is as strong as our support. As our staff continues to work towards helping the community, outside help by way of donations and volunteers are always welcome! Become a part of something great and help make MBK where hope finds a home.
To learn more about how to help, or to find out more about our services including the Mobile Clinic, call MBK today at 410-644-3194.