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Mobile Unit Schedule Announced for Summer, Early Fall 2011

Scott County Public Health, Fond du Lac Clinic, Others Planned


Prior Lake, MN – This summer and early fall the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Mobile Unit will be kept busy providing services to Minnesota residents. In addition to the already announced collaboration with Scott County, the Mobile Unit will travel to northern Minnesota tribal communities and provide services in the Twin Cities as well. The SMSC announces the upcoming schedule for its Mobile Unit, a combined project of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community's Health Department and Mdewakanton Emergency Services.

The SMSC Mobile Unit is both a mobile medical clinic, which provides health screening, mammograms, prevention and education, treatment services, and a mobile incident command center which can be used to handle emergency situations like search and rescue, lost children, Incident Command support, and Medical Support for events.

“We’re happy to be able to provide our Mobile Unit to provide mammograms and other services to people who need them,” said SMSC Chairman Stanley R. Crooks.

Six hundred ninety-six mammograms were performed in 2010 aboard the SMSC Mobile Unit. A total of 2,440 mammograms have been performed aboard the Mobile Unit since operations began in 2007. In addition, 119 well child/lead health screenings, dental services for 309 patients, 165 vision exams, and diabetes management clinics for 65 patients have been held. The Mobile Unit also provides services to SMSC Community members, Native Americans who live in Scott County, and employees during monthly health screening events.

Below is the Summer/Early Fall 2011 Mobile Unit Schedule*:

Scott County Public Health Deployments:

2:00-5:00 p.m.

July 8 Shakopee Russian Church

July 22 Jordan Fair Grounds

August 11 Savage Public Library

August 25 Shakopee Russian Church

September 8 Jordan Fair Grounds

September 22 Savage Public Library

Other Deployments

-June 28, Project Homeless Connect at St Paul River Center, Saint Paul, Mammography

-July 14, Native American Community Clinic, Minneapolis, Mammography

-July 15, Indian Health Board, Minneapolis, Mammography

-August 4, Fond du Lac Clinic, Duluth, Mammography

-August 12, United Family Clinic, Saint Paul, Mammography

-September 10, Mud Run MS, Dresser, Wisconsin, Incident Command

-September 12-16, Bois Forte Reservation, Mammography

-September 21, Fremont Clinic, Minneapolis, Mammography

-September 27-29, Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, Lake Mille Lacs, Mammography

For more information about the SMSC Mobile Unit visiting your community, go to or call SMSC Mobile Unit Coordinator Christine Michael at 952-233-2964.

*Schedule subject to change


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