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Mobile Health Clinic Targets Bloomington Needy

WGIL Newsroom . State News 158

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — A health clinic on wheels will soon take to the streets of Bloomington to help provide health care to people who otherwise might not get it.

The (Bloomington) Pantagraph reports that the clinic will be housed in a 40-foot-long truck that includes a reception area, two exam rooms and a restroom.

Angie McLaughlin is executive director of the Community Health Care Clinic. She says the clinic will help reduce unnecessary emergency room visits and hospitalizations.

The first stop will be Aug. 4 at the Bloomington-Normal YMCA overflow parking lot. It will be there on the first Monday of every month.

YMCA Executive Director B.J. Wilken says low-income people sometimes lose their jobs if they’re out sick.

Community Health Care and Home Sweet Home Ministries are collaborating on the effort.

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