Maybe you’ve seen it. The large bus that drives by with the local blood donation center’s logo. Or perhaps you know about the mobile health clinic that frequents your neighborhood once a month. In fact, you’ve even taken your kids there for their annual vaccines for school. Over the last decade, there has been an increase in community mobile health clinics and laboratories. Studies are showing a worthwhile impact is being made by these types of facilities as they help reduce barriers to healthcare. At LCS Constructors, we’ve stated that there is no project too big or too small for us to handle when it comes to lab design and construction. This includes mobile health laboratories and clinics in need of unique setups in order to accomplish their goals.
Uses and Benefits
Above, we mentioned a few of the possible uses for a mobile health clinic and laboratory, but there are many more. Having an excellent lab set up in a mobile health clinic not only allows you to provide basic services to the community, like prescribing antibiotics for infections, but also to diagnosis many different ailments right there without having to send blood off to a separate facility. Even mobile blood banks can benefit from the unique lab designs that LCS Constructors can provide in order to better facilitate phlebotomists and have an ideal blood storage setup while in the field. Mobile systems like these actually provide an improved economic benefit and also, help improve the health of the community by being able to provide the exact services and tests that individuals need when they need them.
Preventative care for everyone has been a major focus point for the Affordable Care Act (ACA). There is a reason for this. Preventative care helps reduce long-term healthcare costs and can improve the quality of life across a community. Screening for high cholesterol and blood pressure, checking vision, providing basic health education are all ways in which these community mobile health clinics can improve the lives of community members.
Examples of Successful Uses
Many different studies have looked at whether community mobile clinics are successful or not. A study conducted in New Mexico and published in the Telemedicine Journal and e-Health found that biometric and retinal screenings noted statistically significant improvements in the community average cholesterol levels. They also calculated an, “estimated at $10 million in quality-adjusted life years saved.”
At LCS Constructors, there is no project too big or too small, and the needs of community mobile health clinics and laboratories are more than achievable with our help.