Introducing “Hero”, Our Newest Mobile Unit Addition
Our newest mobile health clinic, “Hero,” was formally introduced at a press event this week at the Palm Beach County Emergency Operations Center. Funded by the CARES Act, Hero will join Scout and Warrior in the Heath Care District’s mission to provide COVID testing at the community level. Since March of this year, we’ve expanded testing from our biggest operation at the FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches to 8 sites throughout the county. To date, the District has tested nearly 90,000 adults and children for COVID-19. “Hero” is a 38-foot clinic -- similar in size and features to “Warrior,” which serves the ballpark testing site. Each week, the Palm Beach County coordinates the locations for Hero and our smaller mobile clinic, Scout, based upon hot spots in the community. Our three clinics on wheels are staffed by a Nurse Practitioner, a registered nurse, 2 medical assistants and 2 registration specialists. Residents are encouraged to call the Health Care District’s Testing Hotline, 561-642-1000, to schedule appointments at all of its testing sites. Testing is open to individuals of any age who do not need to be symptomatic. Please visit our COVID-19 Information Center for more information on Health Care District COVID testing sites.
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