Mobile Medical Units Provide Services to Mothers and Babies Affected by Natural Disasters

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In New Orleans and the surrounding Gulf Coast, mobile medical units by LifeLine Mobile serve as primary health care providers for thousands of pregnant women, teenagers, and children living in hurricane and tornado ravaged areas.

Mobile medical units by LifeLine Mobile serve those in need.

Mobile medical units were launched after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina and the damage caused to health care centers and hospitals in the area. For many residents, these mobile prenatal health centers serve as a regular health care provider.

The March of Dimes provides residents with mobile health services through their Mom & Baby Mobile Health Centers®. These medical centers on wheels are equipped like a regular healthcare provider’s office and include private exam areas, waiting areas, restrooms, and a nurses’ station. To serve the needs of expectant mothers, they are appointed with fetal monitors, ultrasounds and other necessary medical equipment. Many of these units also employ bilingual staff to service the needs of Spanish-speaking residents. The mobile medical units offer an established schedule at regular locations, so families know when to expect these services and schedule visits accordingly.

Last year, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, the March of Dimes sent a mobile medical unit to the tornado devastated area. In addition to emergency medical screenings, the staff handed out maternity clothes, diapers, formula, and other essentials to pregnant women and mothers in need. With help from Farmers Insurance, they were also able to distribute information about nutrition, water, breastfeeding and ways to avoid stress for pregnant women during this time of uneasiness.

Mobile medical units by Lifeline provide healthcare professionals with the tools and space they need to provide their patients with the highest level of care. As the leading provider of mobile health care units, LifeLine Mobile can help medical professionals make the maximum use of both their time and valuable resources.

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