On November 1, 2018, the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (Heritage College) Community Health Programs (CHP) introduced its newest mobile clinic to more than 100 guests at Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville with tours of the clinic and celebratory remarks.

Since 1994, CHP’s mobile clinics have traveled hundreds of thousands of miles, bringing health care to people in 22 counties in southeastern Ohio – many of whom report they otherwise would not have received care.  CHP officials estimate more than 388,000 patient interactions have occurred through the clinical services, navigation and health education programs it provides.

The Heritage Mobile Clinic is made possible by the Osteopathic Heritage Foundation’s (OHF) multi-year funding award to the college, Vision 2020: Leading the Transformation of Primary Care in Ohio.

In her remarks, Terri Donlin Huesman, OHF President/CEO, reflected on the importance of serving the region’s health care needs.  “What brings us here today is a commitment to a place – and that place is southeastern Ohio,” she said.  Donlin Huesman called the new mobile clinic, “a visual representation of how the Foundation’s 2011 transformational funding award to the Heritage College is at work in the community, improving access to care.”

The Heritage College’s CHP provide free and reduced-cost health care services for children and adults throughout southeastern Ohio, including health screenings, family navigator services, immunizations, specialty and primary care clinics, and more.  For additional information, visit https://www.ohio.edu/medicine/community-health/community-clinic