Also in Centre County the Lion Mobile Clinic will be coming to areas that are under served in terms of medical care.
The Penn State College of Medicine & the Evangelical Community Hospital are teaming up to make it happen.
The clinic stopped in Snow Shoe
Organizers say there is a great need for a medical facility on the Mountaintop
With the closure of the Mountaintop Area Medical Center last August.
Without any local medical facilities on the Mountaintop residents in the Snow Shoe, Pine Glen & Clarence areas have to drive far to get the care they need
And with the large number of older residents in that part of Centre County traveling that far isn’t always an option.
“Snow Shoe, like many rural communities, have been hit hard, and mostly in recent times with covid. One of things we had seen was the clinic here shutting down, the pharmacy leaving the area, one thing we figured we could do is come here at some frequency, try to provide some preventative services for patients that are in the area and may have trouble getting off the mountain.”
Right now the Lion Mobile Clinic offers blood pressure screenings & answers questions about medications for free.
Patients don’t have to provide any insurance or money.
The clinic is scheduled to return to Snow Shoe on July 25th from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.