Get fast, non-emergency medical attention at the VNA’s Health Care on Wheels mobile clinic
When you or a family member gets sick, it puts your life on hold as you wait to feel better and get back to your normal schedule. The VNA’s Health Care on Wheels provides you with fast service to treat you or your family so you can get well as soon as possible. No appointments are necessary, and wait times to see the clinical staff are minimal. Care is available to everyone.
VNA’s Health Care on Wheels Schedule
The mobile clinic conveniently circulates throughout Indian River County. You can find the clinic at the following times and locations. Please check back frequently as our schedule does change from time to time.
Wabasso – 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Allen Chapel AME Church, 6425 85th Street, at intersection of 85th St. (CR 510) and 64th Ave. (closed for lunch from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.)
Oslo Rd. Area – 8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., 27th Ave and Oslo Road, Winn Dixie parking lot (closed for lunch from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.)
Gifford Community Center – 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., 4855 43rd Avenue, at the intersection of 49th Street (closed for lunch from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.)
Martin Luther King Park – 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., 45th Street between US 1 and 43rd Avenue, just west of Gifford Middle School (closed for lunch from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.)
On January 10, the VNA’s Health Care on Wheels will leave the Martin Luther King Park location early and close at 2:00 p.m. The clinic will reopen the same day at the VNA location (1110 35th Lane) from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
VNA of the Treasure Coast – 8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., 1110 35th Lane, parking lot (closed for lunch from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.)
Humane Society Thrift Store – 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., SR 60 between 43rd and 58th Avenues, south side SR 60, parking lot
Treatment and Services
Advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) aboard the clinic can examine, diagnose and prescribe medications for minor, non-urgent illnesses such as upper respiratory infections, sore throats, earaches and minor cuts. Some of the most common conditions include:
- Mental health screening
- Respiratory infections
- Eye infections
- Minor cuts and wounds
- Colds and flu
- Skin infections and rashes
In addition to sick visits, we also conduct school, sports and work physcials.
For school and sports physicals, please bring the child’s immunization records. The mobile clinic is unable to perform DOT, concealed weapon or specialty work physicals. It does not administer routine immunizations or diagnose or treat STD’s.
The VNA’s Health Care on Wheels mobile clinic offers no-cost care to those who qualify for the IRC Hospital District Financial Assistance Program (IRCHD FAP – formerly called the Care Card). Staff on the mobile clinic will offer patients the opportunity to apply for the Hospital District’s FAP. Applications for the FAP are available on the mobile clinic. Staff aboard the bus are happy to answer your questions and to help with the FAP application process. Patients will be asked to provide a photo ID as proof of Indian River County residency.
Receiving care at the mobile clinic is offered at the following low-cost options:
- Sick Visit: $5
- School Physical: $25
- Work Physical: $25
- Sports Physical: $25
For those with a IRCHD FAP, there is no cost for our services.
Accepted forms of payment include credit and debit cards, money orders, and checks. We do not accept cash.
What to Know Before Arriving
Patients are seen on a first-come, first-served basis. Sick patients will always be treated before those patients needing a school, sports or work physical. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Operated by the VNA in collaboration with the Indian River County Hospital District