St. Vincent’s Mobile Health Outreach Ministry (MHOM) began in 1991 providing acute and preventive medical care to those who are medically underserved in Northeast Florida, by bringing fully staffed doctors offices to the neighborhoods where its services are needed most.
The MHOM primarily focuses on three areas where the underserved, uninsured and underinsured are most prevalent:
- The Rural Outreach Ministry serves the men and women who work in the agricultural fields of Putnam and St. John’s Counties.
- The Urban Outreach Ministry reaches out to the working poor and homeless within the neighborhoods of Duval, Clay and Nassau Counties.
- The Pediatric Outreach Ministry provides children attending 24 schools in Duval County’s with access to medical care.
Free blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose screenings, flu shots, immunizations and school physicals are examples of preventive services provided through MHOM. Medical needs range from detecting and treating chronic illnesses like asthma, hypertension, diabetes and cardiovascular conditions, to common ailments like respiratory infections, nutritional problems and hearing, vision and dental issues.