Health on Wheels
Part of Elica's Wellness Outside Walls (WOW) initiative is the Health on Wheels (HOW) program, featuring a 40-ft state-of-the-art mobile health clinic with two full exam rooms that provides services to two primary groups:
Hard to Reach Populations
Health on Wheels delivers services to those who are unable to visit a brick and mortar clinic due to barriers, such as lack of transportation, low income, language difficulties, homelessness, mental illness and more. By bringing services to these individuals, we help reduce use of local ER departments and tax-funded services, such as fire and police.
The HOW mobile clinic and its staff, which typically includes a provider, two medical assistants and a driver/registrar, visit area schools to provide vaccinations, sports physicals and other standard primary health care services. We do this by invitation from the schools or through formal agreement, as is the case with the San Juan Unified School District, where we provide services four days a week throughout the school year at select campuses within the district.
You can access the Elica Events Calendar to view upcoming HOW events, and if you would like the HOW to visit your school, church or organization for a community-based event, please complete and submit the Outreach Request form, telling us what it is you need and we will let you know if we can help. For more information, please call Anna Darzins, WOW Manager at (916) 454-2345 ext. 200.
Below is a video about the HOW serving the vaccination needs of students.