Mobile healthcare now available in St. Petersburg every Thursday
PETERSBURG, Va. (WRIC) – Petersburg residents struggling to get the health care they need will now have a simple and flexible option available to them every week.
Non-profit health care organization Sentara celebrated the official launch of Sentara Mobile Care in Petersburg during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, May 25 at the Petersburg Public Library.
Sentara Mobile Care is part of the organization’s Sentara Community Care program, which provides primary care, behavioral health, and social support services to people who cannot access traditional health care due to a lack of transportation. or time constraints.
Following Thursday’s ceremony, Sentara Mobile Care will now be available to Petersburg residents at the Hope Center, located at 827 Commerce Street, every Thursday between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. and at the Petersburg Public Library every Thursday from 2 p.m. 5 p.m.
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“We have been involved and committed to improving the health of the Petersburg community for more than 25 years,” said Linda Hines, Medicaid Plan President of Sentara Health Plans. “Our Sentara Mobile Care vehicle in Petersburg is another step in our ongoing journey to create greater health equity and access to care in the communities we serve.”
The organization also plans to continue to expand its services in the future. This will include other behavioral health services – which will be supported by a new $2 million fund – as well as the introduction of women’s health services into service offerings.
In addition to the new presence in Petersburg, Sentara Mobile Care vehicles and Community Care Centers already serve communities in Hampton Roads and Northern Virginia.