Wellmobile adds AACC as a clinical site

September 07, 2007

The Governor's Wellmobile program, which offers low-cost primary health care services to uninsured and underinsured state residents, is adding Anne Arundel Community College as a clinical site starting Monday.

The Wellmobile will set up at a pull-in area on Ring Road on the Arnold campus between the math building and the A. Cathryn Johnson Classroom Building from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays for those with appointments or walk-in patients. Parking is free.

Established by the governor's office in 1994, the program is managed by the University of Maryland School of Nursing. A certified family nurse-practitioner provides primary care, with students at the undergraduate and graduate level and faculty members staffing the van.

The Wellmobile is treated as a clinical site because it gives students experience in a community health setting.

Services include physical exams for student athletes; well-child health visits; treatment of minor ailments such as allergies and respiratory and urinary tract infections; wellness checks (blood pressure, vision, hearing, cancer screenings); women's health issues; health education and referrals; and access to prescriptions and medications for medical problems.

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