Improving the health and wellness of the communities we serve
URGENT NOTICE: At the Morongo Basin Healthcare District, the health and safety of our community members and staff is our priority. In response to developments of Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Healthcare District is suspending medical visits of the Mobile Medical Unit to community sites, effective immediately and until further notice. Resources and staff for the Mobile Medical Unit have been redirected to our Morongo Basin Community Health Centers located in Yucca Valley and 29 Palms.
CURRENT SCHEDULE OF MMU VISITS
We are pleased to provide on-site medical care at remote locations in the Morongo Basin. This schedule will be updated as locations and dates are confirmed.
The brightly colored, 38-foot mobile clinic provides comprehensive healthcare by a nurse practitioner who provides a clinic visit exam, and if necessary, prescribes lab tests and refills prescriptions. Some immunizations are available. Dental services are not provided at community centers at this time.
Walk-in patients are accepted as time permits. We encourage patients to make appointments for care by calling
Mobile Medical Unit services have been suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The healthcare District's Board of Directors approved the purchase of a mobile medical unit to serve the remote areas of our Basin where residents are often unable to access even the most basic healthcare services.
The 38-foot mobile clinic is an extension of the Morongo Basin Community Health Center, featuring basic medical services including primary care (treatment and health advice), screenings, vaccinations, and school physicals.
The Mobile Medical Unit project was the response of the Board of Directors to the District's 2017 Community Health Needs Assessment, which identified access to healthcare and lack of viable transportation as two primary issues faced by the residents of the Morongo Basin.
The 29 Palms Band of Mission Indians has partnered with the healthcare District to help fund the unit. They generously are supporting this project with a commitment of $175,000 over five years. The total cost of the mobile medical unit is $375,000; the balance of the purchase, supplies and equipment are being funded by the healthcare District.
Most insurances, including Medi-Cal and IEHP are accepted. For uninsured patients, a discounted fee-for-service is available based on household size and income.