Rams mobile clinic expands services, hours
Winston-Salem State University’s (WSSU) mobile clinic has expanded its services and hours thanks to a $170,294 grant from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust.
Starting in January, the Rams Know H.O.W. Mobile Clinic, a service of WSSU’s Center of Excellence for the Elimination of Health Disparities (CEEHD), began offering free expanded clinical services, including medical services; school and work physicals; some vaccinations; STD/STI screenings; pregnancy screenings; and behavioral health screening and counseling. In addition, services will now be offered four days per week at various locations in East Winston.
The expansion is made possible through a partnership between WSSU, United Health Centers and Southside Discount Pharmacy, said Dr. Melicia Whitt-Glover, executive director of CEEHD.
Aaron Jackson, mobile clinic coordinator, handles clinic scheduling and day-to-day operations.
“We have seen a tremendous growth in requests for the services from our mobile clinic,” Jackson said. “We are delighted that we will be able to expand the services our faculty, staff and students provide to the communities in East Winston and help to strengthen our efforts in the fight against chronic illnesses and diseases that are impacting the communities surrounding WSSU.”
Since it launched in 2011 with funding from Novant Health, the Rams Know H.O.W. mobile clinic, the only HBCU-based mobile clinic in the nation, has served nearly 10,000 uninsured or underinsured residents. Services are provided by faculty, staff and students.
CEEHD, part of WSSU’s School of Health Sciences, received nearly $600,000 in grant funding in 2017. In November, the center received a $375,000 grant to implement evidence-based interventions to prevent diabetes.
For information on services, please visit the School of Health Sciences website or call Aaron Jackson at 336-750-3486.
Rams Know H.O.W. Mobile Expanded Clinic Hours
- East Winston Shopping Center (10 a.m.-2 p.m.)
- First and Fourth Tuesdays (noon-5 p.m.): Bethesda Center
- Second Tuesday (noon-5 p.m.): Samaritan Ministries
- Third Tuesday (3-6 p.m.): Rolling Hills
- Second Wednesday (4-7 p.m.): Cleveland Avenue Homes
- Fourth Wednesday (4-7 p.m.): United Health Centers (Liberty Street site)
- First and Third Friday (11 a.m.-3 p.m.): Forsyth County Central Library
About The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust
The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust was established in 1947 and is now one of the largest private trusts in North Carolina. Our mission is to improve the health and quality of life of financially-disadvantaged residents in North Carolina. The Health Improvement in North Carolina program area supports community-wide health solutions across the state. The Local Impact in Forsyth County program area foster equitable and sustainable solutions to improve the quality of life in Forsyth County. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. serves as the sole trustee.
About Winston-Salem State University
Winston-Salem State University fosters the creative thinking, analytical problem-solving, and depth of character needed to transform the world. Rooted in liberal education, WSSU’s curriculum prepares students to be thought leaders who have the skills and knowledge needed to develop innovative solutions to complex problems. Founded in 1892, WSSU is a historically Black constituent institution of the University of North Carolina with a rich tradition of contributing to the social, cultural, intellectual, and economic growth of North Carolina, the region and beyond. Guided by the motto, “Enter to Learn, Depart to Serve,” WSSU develops leaders who advance social justice by serving the world with compassion and commitment.