Orange County Health commissioner rolls out Mobile Health Unit

Goshen. ‘Health Grows Here’ van will travel throughout the county to provide services.

Goshen /
| 25 Apr 2023 | 09:23

Orange County Health Commissioner Dr. Alicia Pointer and her staff unveiled the new Mobile Health Unit with a ribbon-cutting on Monday, April 24.

Deputy County Executive Harry Porr and Legislators Pete Tuohy and Janet Sutherland also attended the event.

“One of the Health Department’s main goals is to find innovative ways of connecting with and serving residents,” Pointer said. “With our Mobile Health Unit, we can reach residents wherever they might be; at senior centers, schools or community events.”

The “Health Grows Here” van will travel throughout the County, providing testing, immunizations, health screenings, outreach and other services. The mobile unit is handicapped accessible and was funded through a federal grant.

The county will be putting up a schedule on the Health Department website in the next few weeks. The Health Department also plans to have some regular recurring locations for “Health Grows Here” and to also be available for community events and pop-ups.

“The Health Department’s Mobile Health Unit will help ensure that residents throughout Orange County have access to important health screenings, immunizations and treatment,” Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus said. “It will be an asset to health care delivery in our communities and will address a variety of health issues, including prevention and education. Dr. Pointer and I share the priority of keeping County residents as healthy as possible and the “Health Grows Here” van will immensely help.”

For more information about the County’s Mobile Health Unit, contact the County Health Department at 845-360-6600.