Mobile clinic unites hard to reach patients to vital services, helps to reduce health inequity
Kentucky-based OnRequest Louisville LLC (ONR) announces the regional launch of its first mobile healthcare clinic designed to connect brick and mortar healthcare providers with more patients, whether at businesses, in rural communities, or senior living facilities, bringing onsite primary care in a fully-equipped mobile exam room. These mobile clinics partner with health care professionals to reach clients in ways that extend beyond current brick-and-mortar experiences, while still providing the highest levels of care. A patient will be able to get all the same services they would expect in a provider’s office. OnRequest also offers Telehealth via their mobile clinics. This is a key feature of the setup that provides for even greater access to care.
OnRequest Mobile Clinic was founded by Humana alum, Buddy Stewart, and creative entrepreneur, Kevin McCarron. Stewart and McCarron recognized the growing need for mobile clinics to reach rural, underserved, and targeted areas. Mobile clinics connect with hard-to-reach communities, utilizing technology to broaden a provider’s reach and deliver essential healthcare services.
“Every community can benefit from a mobile clinic presence. Our vision for mobile units is to increase access to an effective, memorable, and human encounter, improving patient experience” says Buddy Stewart, founder of OnRequest. “By reaching more communities and patients using mobile, these experiences will improve patient outcomes.”
“ONR’s mobile clinic is a unique subscription service, enabling flexible and responsive plans for providers”, says Kevin McCarron, creative co-founder. “With a professional driver and vehicle support, ONR’s subscription approach to mobile clinic outreach empowers practitioners to focus on quality of care – not on costly vehicle management, driver logistics, or equipment maintenance.”
OnRequest has one mobile clinic ready for patient visits, with two more in production. These mobile clinics utilize the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis with standard medical-grade equipment on board – and can travel to nearly any location for responsive on-site care.
The mobile unit is ADA accessible with a wheelchair lift, modular equipment, adjustable exam table, blood draw chair, refrigeration for vaccine storage, and Wi-Fi connectivity for telehealth – all within a vehicle footprint that fits within any parking lot or driveway.