On July 14, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) School of Medicine and United Health Foundation introduced “Unimóvil,” a mobile health clinic that will provide Rio Grande Valley residents health screening, education and convenient access to dental and mental health services.
Unimóvil’s services include primary care and diagnosis and treatment of common dental and mental health conditions, as well as health screenings including: oral health with fluoride varnish, HIV, depression with phq9, Duke wellness screen, BMI evaluation, domestic violence screen, vision, hearing, lipid profile, liver function tests, HgA1C, and women’s health screen.
“One of the ways we help build healthier communities is by partnering with local organizations to make it easier for people to access health care services,” said Don Langer, CEO, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas. “Unimóvil will be on the front lines of care, delivering the health care provider and vital services to our neighbors who need them most.”
Unimóvil’s commissioning was made possible through a $2.88 million grant by United Health Foundation in January 2015 that established the university’s Center for Colonia Integrated Care (CCIC) to help improve access to primary and preventive health care services.
The 45-foot-long clinic is staffed by health care providers and furnished with state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment.
Unimóvil is expected to provide services to up to 4,500 Rio Grande Valley residents annually.
View additional photos of the unveiling ceremony.
Take a virtual tour of Unimóvil.