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Rural Health
News by Topic: Mobile and episodic healthcare delivery

Dec 2, 2019 - Features DispatchHealth, a mobile urgent care unit that visits people's homes in rural Eastern Washington. The 'rovers' offer a wide variety of services, such as prescribing medications and treatments, requesting x-rays, and ordering blood tests.
Source: Inlander
Nov 4, 2019 - Highlights the Syringe Services Program in Whatcom County, Washington, which helps intravenous drug users trade in used needles. The mobile program provides health and human services and travels to rural parts of the area with the goal of preventing the spread of diseases such as HIV and hepatitis C.
Source: The Bellingham Herald
Oct 15, 2019 - The Alamogordo Police Department is one of the first small rural coverage areas to deploy a Mobile Crisis Response Team (MCRT) to assist law enforcement on crisis calls and address the gap in medication-assisted drug treatment services. The unit will respond to crisis calls to deescalate the situation and the mobile unit will follow up and put families and individuals in touch with mental health resources.
Source: Alamogordo Daily News