Adventist Health Kern County Mobile Health Program

If you can’t easily get patients to a clinic, what do you do?

Take the clinic to patients.

Plans for the custom build of the fully equipped unit were underway before the pandemic, focusing on primary care medical service. But now, because of COVID-19, this new mobile unit’s first assignment will take it to the streets and administer vaccines. Eventually, the unit will provide primary care to communities who need it the most.

“COVID-19 brought to light the importance of well-being and access to services,” said Daniel Wolcott, president of Adventist Health Kern County Care Delivery. “Our community deserves quality, compassionate care – no matter where they live in Kern County.”

With strong roots in Kern County, Chevron also wanted to find a way to “power” rural healthcare access as well – making them the perfect partner in this endeavor. Chevron’s $200,000 contribution enabled Adventist Health to purchase the furnish the mobile unit.

“Chevron is honored to partner with Adventist Health to expand access to health services for underserved populations in Kern County” said Patty Canessa, Public Affairs Manager of Chevron’s San Joaquin Valley Business Unit. “We are enthusiastic to see the mobile unit start contributing to the improvement of health and wellbeing in our communities, which is especially critical as we strive to recover from the pandemic.”