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Health care on wheels: Central Health buys new clinic for people in 'underserved' areas

It has exam rooms, a lab and a waiting area for four people.

TRAVIS COUNTY, Texas — A new clinic will soon roll into town. Central Health has a new tool to help people living in "underserved" areas of Travis County.

The health care agency just bought a 40-foot bus that will serve as a mobile clinic. It has exam rooms, a lab and a waiting area that can seat up to four people.


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“When it comes to connecting people to care as quickly as possible, every option is on the table,” said Central Health Enterprise Chief Administrative Officer Larry Wallace. “Our community is changing, and our Board of Managers understands that the way we deliver care must evolve as well. Mobile clinics aren’t new, but they’re a proven strategy to deliver health care to people who live or work too far from a traditional medical clinic.”

It will set up shop at the Turner Roberts Recreational Center and Barbara Jordan Elementary in East Austin three days a week. It will also be at the Creedmore Community Center in Del Valle two days a week to provide care.


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