Starting June 1, the Visiting Nurse Association’s (VNA) Health Care on Wheels mobile health clinic will now be stationed six days a week at VNA’s Vero Beach office located at 1110 35th Lane, Vero Beach 32960. Hours of operation will remain the same, Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 7 p.m., closing for lunch from 12 – 1 p.m., and Saturdays 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Serving residents of Indian River County for over 25 years, VNA’s mobile health clinic has treated over 53,000 patients at no-cost and has served as a much needed resource to residents in need of same-day, non-emergency medical attention but do not have the means or coverage to pay for it. The clinic is operated by the VNA in collaboration with the Indian River County Hospital District.
VNA registered nurse practitioners on board the clinic can examine, diagnose and prescribe medications for minor, non-urgent illnesses such as upper respiratory infections, sore throats, earaches and minor cuts. The clinic also offers school, sports and work physicals. Immunization records are required for school and sports physicals. Patients are seen on a first-come, first-served basis. For children to receive care, they must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
The low cost price options for the Health Care on Wheel’s services are $60 for a sick visit; $40 for work physicals; and $30 for sports physicals. There is no charge for services for uninsured residents of Indian River County who have the Hospital District Care Card. Applications for the card can be picked up at the clinic.
For more information about the VNA’s Health Care on Wheels and its services please visit www.vnatc.com, or call 772-567-5551.