(Las Vegas, NV) — Touro University Nevada launched a mobile healthcare clinic today that will serve the homeless in downtown Las Vegas and throughout the valley who cannot otherwise obtain health care. The unit was unveiled on the Zappos Campus.
This mobile facility will also give the University’s medical students a chance to gain experience.
Touro’s Senior Provost and CEO, Shelley Berkley, says a donated RV was converted into a health care facility. It will provide physical exams, immunizations, wellness checks for children, and more.
Private donors helped make the unit possible, and Touro will also partner with Metro Police to help find homeless veterans that need help.
The mobile clinic is an outreach of the Stallman Touro Clinic at The Shade Tree Shelter, which Touro’s Physician Assistant Studies program has operated since 2009. The Stallman Touro Clinic is making a positive impact as a provider of health care to women and children in need. The clinic provides adult health care, preventive health measures, sick call services and women and pediatric services to patients. The new mobile unit will extend these services and make it easier to address the needs of those in dire need in the surrounding community.