Nations First Mobile Health Vehicle Coming to Big Island


Kaiser Permanente Hawaii today officially celebrates the arrival of its Mobile Health Vehicle (MHV), the nation’s most technologically advanced medical vehicle on wheels. Complete with real-time access to patients’ electronic health records, telemedicine capabilities, and state-of-the-art digital mammography, the mobile clinic advances Kaiser Permanente’s commitment to make health care more accessible and convenient for its members. The 45-foot long, 10-wheel Mobile Health Vehicle will begin providing service to Kaiser Permanente’s Big Island members the third week of July

…The MHV will be staffed by a Kaiser Permanente nurse practitioner, medical assistant and mammography technologist, with physician services available as well. The team will have access to specialist consultations via video (telemedicine), Kaiser Permanente’s electronic medical record system, HealthConnect, and state-of-the-art digital mammography. While more services will be added in the future, initially, the team can provide basic exams and screenings, including cholesterol, colorectal, glucose, waive testing, urinalysis, and gonorrhea and chlamydia testing. Specific women’s services include mammography, breast and pelvic exams, and Pap smears. Flu shots and pneumovax vaccines will be available.

During the first phase of service beginning the week of July 20, the Mobile Health Vehicle will serve members near its Hilo, Waimea and Kona clinics. In Kona, the mobile unit will be located at the Walmart parking lot. Members may make appointments for any location by calling their clinic…

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Prior to launching service on the Big Island, Kaiser Permanente will be hosting public viewings of the Mobile Health Vehicle at the following locations:

– July 4, beginning at noon until 9:00pm, Ala Moana Shopping Center (bus parking location parallel to Ala Moana Blvd.)

Big Island
– July 11, beginning at 6pm, Kona American Cancer Society Relay for Life, Old Kona Airport (baseball field)
– July 18, beginning at 6pm, Hilo American Cancer Society Relay for Life, Francis Wong Stadium

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