This Sunday, October 11, 2020, there will be Free Mobile Clinic in Columbus Junction, IA. Everyone interested in getting a checkup can either call or email for an appointment. Telemedicine appointments will be available as well to those who cannot attend in person.
Columbus Junction Free Clinic will be at Roundy Elementary School at 1212 Colton St., Columbus JCT., Iowa from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM on Sunday, October 11, 2020. There will be Spanish interpreters available to help patients that do not speak English. This free clinic is something that Araceli Velasquez-Ramirez, community advocate recently hired by LULAC Council 10, considers very important for the community.
“One of the first things I wanted to see in the community when I took this position was to be able to bring the mobile health clinic to Columbus Junction, for different reasons,” Ms. Velasquez-Ramirez explained. “One is because I think the mobile clinics are the backbone in our community where a lot of people don’t have access to insurance or other proper documentation to have medical help, clinics are vital, convenient, quick and free especially for those in need. I believe that taking care of yourself and your health is something you should do before anything. I feel that being healthy should be part of your lifestyle. Living a healthy lifestyle can prevent chronic disease. We need to prioritize and educate the importance in our health in the Latino community! We need to focus in the needs of our community! Taking care of our health is one (of the needs) in our Community.”
This particular free clinic in Columbus Junction will offer school and sports physicals. Patients will be able to check their blood pressure, sugar, and cholesterol levels. In addition to these important health checks, there will be information about sex education and overall health education. Physicians will also be present to give consultations. For those patients that cannot physically make it to the clinic, telemedicine appointments will be available as well.
During the pandemic, there are extra rules for the patients considering attending this free clinic in Columbus Junction. Every patient should wear a mask while in the clinic. Each patient will be asked about COVID-19 symptoms and their temperature will be taken. After the screening for COVID-19 and temperature checks, patients will be asked to wait outside to enforce social distance rules.
Those interested in making an appointment at Columbus Junction free clinic can call (319) 535-2684 or send an email to [email protected] Columbus Junction mobile Free Clinic is part of an initiative of the University of Iowa Health Services Students. For more information about Mobile Clinic visit https://iowamobileclinic.org/