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Mayo Clinic unveils new mobile health clinic

KAAL-TV
Updated: June 24, 2021 10:46 PM
Created: June 24, 2021 10:11 PM

(ABC 6 News) - As a way to improve health care access for those in rural communities across southern Minnesota, Mayo Clinic Health System unveiled its new mobile health clinic.

The mobile clinic includes two exam rooms and an onsite laboratory bringing health care directly to patients, for in-person care or virtual care via the onsite telehealth equipment.

"Will have service available where a patient will be able to have an appointment with a provider, that we have here, as well as be able to use services on the unit to have telemedicine visits with other providers, and those providers could be in Owatonna they could be in Albert Lea,, they could be at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester," said Dr. Jason Wray-Raabolle, Site Lead Physician, Mayo Clinic Health System in Owatonna and Faribault.

The mobile unit provides the following services:

  • preventative services
  • chronic disease checks
  • warfarin management
  • wellness visits
  • pediatrics
  • acute illness and infection
  • virtual prenatal visits
  • virtual pacemaker checks
  • virtual specialty consults.
  • Immunizations and vaccinations, including Covid-19 vaccinations

The mobile health clinic will travel to communities across southern Minnesota. The mobile health clinic will also be offering high-speed internet connections so that patients can come and access their patient online service account, do express care online, and even conduct their own video visits with their provider or other providers within the Mayo Health System. Mayo says it will add stops to the mobile clinic when they identify the needs in rural communities.

They will be on the road starting Monday, June 28th. 


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