The Bon Secours Care-A-Van is a mobile primary care office that provides medical services to those who are uninsured and has begun making its rounds in Hampton Roads.
Services are available to adults, children and infants and include routine health exams and treatment of common illnesses such as respiratory infections, colds, headaches, pink eye, earaches, urinary tract and bladder infections, upset stomach and heart burn, minor skin rashes, aches and pains, as well as diabetes and high blood pressure.
“We are focusing on five communities in Hampton Roads,” says Steve Zollos, Administrative Director of Healthy Communities for Bon Secours. “In Norfolk we will be working in East Ocean View and the area around the Gosnold Apartments. We will also be in the Victory Park area of Portsmouth. In Newport News the Care-A-Van will be in both the Beechmont area of Denbigh and the Southeast Community in downtown Newport News.”
“There are so many people who have been affected by the economy and they just need a little extra help today,” says Pam Phillips, Vice President of Mission for Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center and Maryview Medical Center. “This is really our opportunity to be good neighbors, and provide good help to those in need.”
The van operates on a first-come, first-served basis and can treat up to 14 patients each day. For more information on the Care-A-Van schedule call 889-CARE (2273) or visit our online events calendar.