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Mobile Unit Schedule Announced for Summer, Early Fall 2012

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 ongoing collaboration with the Scott County Public Health Department, 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.

Last year 1,057 mammograms were performed aboard the SMSC Mobile Unit. A total of 3,550 mammograms were performed aboard the Mobile Unit since operations began in 2007 through the end of 2011. In addition, 119 well child/lead health screenings, dental services for 537 patients, 240 vision exams, and diabetes management clinics for 107 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 2012 Mobile Unit Schedule*:

Scott County Public Health Deployments:

2:00-5:00 p.m.

July 13, Shakopee Russian Church

August 9, Savage Public Library

August 23, Shakopee Russian Church

September 6, Jordan Fair Grounds

Tribal and Other Deployments

June 19-20, Fond du Lac Reservation, Mammography

June 26, Shakopee Women’s Prison, Mammography

June 28-29, Santee Sioux Tribe, Nebraska, Dental Deployment

July 11, Native American Community Clinic, Minneapolis, Mammography

July 13, Relay for Life, Shakopee Junior High School, Incident Command**

July 13-14, Lakefront Music Fest, Prior Lake, Incident Command**

July 19, Indian Health Board, Minneapolis, Mammography

July 24, SAGE Clinic, Minneapolis, Mammography, Tentative

July 26, United Family Medical, St. Paul, Mammography

July 30, Leech Lake Reservation, Mammography, Tentative

August 7-8, CARE Clinic, Duluth, Mammography

August 17-19, SMSC Annual Wacipi, Prior Lake, Incident Command

August 28-29, Bois Forte Band of Chippewa, Mammography, Tentative

September 10-12, Leech Lake Reservation, Cass Lake, Dental Deployment

September 24-28, Grand Portage, Dental, Vision, Diabetes

October 2, Indian Health Board, Minneapolis, Mammography

Anyone wishing to schedule an appointment for a mammogram or dental visit can contact the deployment site or tribal health clinic directly. To schedule a visit from the Mobile Unit for health services, call Mobile Unit Coordinator Christine Michael at 952-233-2964. To schedule incident command use of the Mobile Unit, go to http://www.mdfire.org/smsc-mobile-event-request-form.

*Schedule subject to change

**A second similar vehicle, denoted as Mobile 2, will be used for one of these deployments.

 

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