Health Care District CEO, Darcy J. Davis joins County Mayor Dave Kerner to Announce New Mobile Health Unit
Speaking at a media event at the Greenacres Community Center, Palm Beach County and local officials joined Darcy J. Davis, CEO of the Health Care District, to announce the C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics’ newest mobile unit’s role in providing COVID-19 testing to communities of need.
Palm Beach County Mayor Dave Kerner, Commissioner Gregg Weiss, County Administrator Verdenia Baker, Mayor Joel Flores of Greenacres, and Dr. Alina Alonso of the Florida Department of Health were present at the event, with the mobile unit, named “Scout,” on hand to provide free testing to the Greenacres community.
“In just a few months, we’ve expanded free testing to 7 sites throughout Palm Beach County with over 30,000 adults and children tested for COVID-19,” Davis said. “But we know there is still a great need. A need to test our residents who lack transportation and a need to test families close to home. Since Scout’s first outreach mission on May 26, we’ve completed over 1,000 tests in neighborhoods of need.”
On a daily basis, the mobile testing unit will be stationed in different communities across Palm Beach County. Scout has already conducted mobile testing in West Palm Beach, Palm Springs, John Prince Park, Mangonia Park and Greenacres.
“Each week, the county coordinates the locations for Scout and our team of medical professionals with the Brumback Clinics,” Davis added. “I thank the Mayor, Palm Beach County Commission and the Division of Emergency Management for wisely using CARES Act funding to support Scout.”
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