EduHealth Caravan with mobile health units
COLUMBUS – Mobile health units are scheduled to arrive on the west side of Columbus this weekend.
Columbus City Schools hosts the EduHealth Caravan in partnership with Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Primary One Health and Spectrum News 1.
Know Before You Go Comprehensive health checks including vaccinations are available
The aim of the EduHealth Caravan is to remove barriers in healthcare
The event takes place on Saturdays from 10am to 2pm at La Plaza Tapatia
The aim is to remove barriers that many have when accessing health care. Health officials say housing and food insecurity, as well as on and off insurance, may be some of those barriers. Therefore, the health service in the mobile health stations at La Plaza Tapatia will provide access to on-site medical care.
dr Sara Bode said they offer a full range of care for adults and children that they would normally get from a regular visit to the doctor’s office, including “screening for their weight, diabetes, asthma… for all the conditions that adults sometimes have to deal with.” as well as informing them of any required vaccinations.”
Grocery store manager Jesus Arguello said the event was very important.
“A large majority of our Latino population has certain fears or doesn’t know where to go,” he said. “The lack of information is great and it is very important to have this type of event so close to the large influx of customers that we have all the time.”
He added that the barriers make things more difficult.
“Like we go to the doctor and they don’t speak our language, that door is closed to us and we’re afraid to go back,” he said.
While the store primarily serves the Latino community, Arguello said people come from all over the world to shop there.
Bode said it is therefore an opportunity for many who live in the area who have immigrated from another country to obtain the resources to get on with life.
The EduHealth Caravan will take place on Saturday March 18th from 10am to 2pm at La Plaza Tapatia.