VA Deploys Mobile Medical Units for Veterans Experiencing Homelessness
Earlier this month, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it will deploy 25 mobile medical units across the country during the next six months to provide health care and support to veterans experiencing or at risk of homelessness.
Mobile medical units are vans or trucks that move from one location to another to provide a private space for eligible veterans to meet with medical providers, including mental health clinicians, social workers, and other staff that provide primary care, women’s health, audiology, laboratory, and telehealth services to those who may not have access to a local VA medical center.
The mobile medical units have been made available through VA’s Homeless Patient Aligned Care Teams.
In addition to MMUs, VA already has 83 mobile vet centers around the country to provide confidential counseling and outreach to eligible individuals in communities that are distant or remote from existing services.
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