Mobile medical clinic offers healthcare in Seaside


REPORTER: NOT ONLY DID THE MEDICAL CLINIC MAKE ITS DEBUTrt TONIGHT, IT IS HERE INDEFINITELY. rtIT WILL BE IN THE PARKING LOT AT WALGREENS AT FREEMONT AND CANYON DELRAY IN SEASIDE EVERY THURSDAY FROM 3:00 TO 7:00, OFFERING BASIC HEALTHCARE.rt IT’S A COMMON STORY HEARD AROUND THE COUNTRY, A LACK OF ACCESS TO ADEQUATE, AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE.>>I BECAME UNEMPLOYED IN MAY,rt SO I HAVE LIMITED HEALTH INSURANCE.>>SOME PEOPLE, WE DON’T HAVE MEDICAL INSURANCE BECAUSE SOMETIMES WE CAN’T AFFORD IT.rt REPORTER: HERE ON THE PENINSULA, MONTAGE HEALTH IS LOOKING TO REWRITE THAT STORY IN THE FORM OF A 40 FOOT BUS.>>BY BRINGING SERVICES TOrt PEOPLE WHERE THEY NEED IT, WE CAN INCREASE THEIR ACCESS TO CARE. REPORTER: THE MOBILE CLINIC PROVIDES FREE HEALTH EXAMS, AS WELL AS TREATMENTS FOR WOUNDS AND INFECTIONS. CASErtY GROVER IS THE DIRECTOR AT THE MOBILE MEDICAL CLINIC, AND SAYS HE HAS UNIQUE EXPERIENCE IN WHAT HE CALLS STREET MEDICINE.rt>>AS A MEDICAL STUDENT, I DID A PLOT OF STREET MEDICINE. I HEARD SOME BUZZING ABOUT A MOBILE CLINIC, AND I ASKED AROUND, AND I HAD SOME EXPErtRIENCE TO SHARE. REPORTER: HE SAID IN UNDERPRIVELEDGED COMMUNITIES, MINOR PROBLEMS GO UNTREATED, AND LEAVE PEOPLE WITH MAJOR CONSEQUNCES.>>WE SEE PEOPLE NOTrt INFREQUENTLY IN THE ER THAT HAVE A MINOR PROBLEM THAT THEY’VE BEEN TRYING TO DEAL WITH AT HOME, AND THEY JUST DON’T HAVE ANYWHERE TO GO. REPORTER: BUT NOW THEY DO HAVE SOMEWHERE TO GO. EVERY THURrtSDAY AT THE CORNER OF FREMONT AND CANYON DELRAY IN SEASIDE.>>THIS IS GOING TO BE A HUGE BIT OF INFORMATION FOR THEM. THE GREAT THING ABOUT THIS IS THAT IT IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.rt MORE PEOPLE DO NEED TO KNOW ABOUT IT. YOU DON’T FEEL LESS BECAUSE YOU DON’T HAVE THE RESOURCES THAT rt YOU NEED. REPORTER:rt THEY MAY NOT BE DONE IN SEASIDE. MONTAGE HEALTH SAYS THEY ARE LOOKING TO PUT MOBILE HEALTH CLINICS IN MORE LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT THE CENTRAL COAST. IN SALINAS, CHRISTOPHER SALAS,

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