DOH-BAY TO CLOSE MOBILE MEDICAL UNIT IN MEXICO BEACH FRIDAY
November 29, 2018
Panama City, Fla.— Following Hurricane Michael, The Florida Department of Health set-up a mobile medical unit in Mexico Beach in coordination with Mexico Beach leadership. The special clinic started on October 17. Due to a decline in usage over the past few weeks, the mobile medical unit’s final day of operations will be Friday, November 30.
The mobile medical unit is located at the First Baptist Church on Highway 389 and has operated from 11 am – 3 pm nearly every day since it opened with a few exceptions for repairs and holidays. DOH-Bay’s mobile medical unit is staffed by a doctor or ARNP and nurses. We have provided two nurses and support staff daily during the response. DOH-Bay is grateful and thankful to have been provided medical staff assistance from Heart to Heart International and Sacred Heart. We also appreciate the pastor and congregation of First Baptist Church allowing us to operate from their site.
Health care services provided include; Tetanus, Hep A, and Flu vaccinations, first aid, respiratory care, and physician care. Medication treatments offered include; IV fluids, antibiotics, insulin, Epi pens, nebulizers and albuterol, and over the counter treatments as needed. To date, the mobile medical bus has provided the following services:
270 Tetanus Vaccinations
239 Hep A Vaccinations
50 Flu shots
376 Total Patients
We are proud to have been able to provide these services to the people of Mexico Beach. We will continue to provide services for residents at our main office site located at 597 W 11th ST, Panama City. Services include; immunizations, WIC, and the Americares clinic on-site that provides primary care services free of charge.
For information visit http://bay.floridahealth.gov/.
For Official Hurricane Michael recovery information visit RecoverBayCounty.com.
About the Florida Department of Health
The department, nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board, works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts.