New Mobile Medical Unit Will Bring Health Services to Orleans and Other Neighboring Counties

By Tom Rivers, Editor Published on April 26, 2022 at 4:05 p.m.

Oak Orchard Health says unit will operate as primary care site

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BROCKPORT – Oak Orchard Health today celebrated a new mobile medical unit that will operate as a primary care site, bringing health care to Orleans, Genesee, Monroe and Wyoming counties.

Holding the scissors, Dr. Danielle Renodin-Mead, Oak Orchard’s chief medical officer; and Dr. Michael Mendoza, Monroe County Public Health Commissioner.

The new unit was paid for with support from the John R. Oshei Foundation in Buffalo.

Mendoza said the mobile medical unit will help bring much-needed medical care to people with transportation issues. The Covid-19 pandemic has revealed a gap in access to care for many people, he said.

Dr Danielle Renodin-Mead said the site has an exam room, an EKG machine, a lab (for urine, cholesterol and diabetes) and space for visits wells, vaccinations, and vision and mental health screenings.

“There is everything for primary care in this unit,” she said.

Mary Ann Pettibon, CEO of Oak Orchard front right, said Oak Orchard will work with local health departments and agencies that serve homeless people and Head Start children to provide access to medical care.

“We are bringing this state-of-the-art mobile unit to those who need us most,” she said.

Oak Orchard also plans to work with other agencies, including Community Action, to “serve those disproportionately affected by the lack of medical care,” Pettibon said.

Oak Orchard operates 12 healthcare sites. The organization will also soon unveil a new mobile dental unit.

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