WSSU cuts ribbon for the second university-branded mobile clinic on Thursday, May 17.

A second mobile health clinic is hitting the road, serving the uninsured and underinsured of in East Winston.

Winston-Salem State University’s (WSSU) School of Health Sciences (SOHS) held a ribbon cutting for the university-branded 38-foot Freightliner motor coach on Thursday, May 17. 

The Rams Know H.O.W. Mobile Clinic, a service of SOHS’ Center of Excellence for the Elimination of Health Disparities (CEEHD), is the only HBCU-based mobile clinic in the nation. Earlier this year, thanks to $170,294 grant from Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, the Rams Know H.O.W. Mobile Clinic began expanded services at locations in East Winston.“

This unit will increase the capacity of our students, faculty and staff in addressing the needs of more local residents,” said Peggy Valentine, dean of the School of Health Sciences at WSSU. “We expect to surpass our current record of reaching 1,000 local residence each year by adding this unit.”

“The second mobile clinic has two exam rooms and will offer expanded services,” said Dr. Melicia Whitt-Glover, executive director of CEEHD.

Since its launched in 2011, the WSSU mobile clinic has served nearly 10,000 uninsured or underinsured residents. Services are provided by faculty, staff and students from WSSU’s School of Health Sciences. CEEHD partners with United Health Centers and Southside Discount Pharmacy on services.

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Originally published May 31, 2018.

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