Our Mobile Screening Clinic is an innovative 18-wheeler that brings screening services to those who wouldn’t otherwise have access to cancer prevention and early detection services.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, approximately 15 percent of Texas residents live in rural areas. Additionally, there are only 300 Rural Health Clinics and 193 Federally Qualified Health Centers located outside of urban areas of the state (Source: Health Resources and Services Administration). Because of this, Moncrief Cancer Institute developed a Mobile Screening Clinic that visits more than 35 rural counties in North and Central Texas.
One of the most important things that we’ve learned is that trust is extremely important in the underserved and the uninsured communities.
We make sure that we meet the patients on their terms. Therefore, it’s a lot better for us to go into the community in a Mobile Screening Clinic rather than asking them to come to us.
DR. KEITH ARGENBRIGHT (Director, Moncrief Cancer Institute)
ADVANCED CANCER CLINIC ON WHEELS
Step inside the Mobile Screening Clinic and you’ll find some of the finest cancer-fighting tools around. From innovative technology to experienced cancer experts, we offer:
- Breast cancer screening, including a state-of the-art, 3D mobile mammography clinic
- Cervical cancer screening, including Pap tests
- Private exam rooms
- ADA accessibility and a power chair lift
- High-speed telemedicine links to cancer experts