Mobile Health Clinic

Serving the needs of Wake and Chatham Counties

Patient Services and Information

To best protect our patients and staff from COVID-19, the Mobile Health Clinic is offering limited services on site and virtual consults.

The UNC School of Nursing Mobile Health Clinic is dedicated to providing free health care services to low-income individuals, those without health insurance, and members of our community facing crisis situations in Wake County and beyond.

Established in 2016 by Dr. Marianne Cockroft, the UNC School of Nursing Mobile Health Clinic aims to address the healthcare needs of clients served by Wake County crisis ministries and beyond. Our team of dedicated nurses and nurse practitioners provides comprehensive screening, health education, and connects clients with necessary resources and care. In 2022 – 24 Dr. Jean Ann Davison received AHEC funding enabling the expansion of the UNC SON-MHC’s reach into Chatham County with a focus on interprofessional education and practice.

As a professor of public health nursing, my practice allows me to exemplify the roles and responsibilities of nurses in a unique clinical setting. Nursing students assigned to the clinic provide care to a vulnerable population and contribute to the overall mission of the clinic.

Marianne Cockroft, PhD, RN

The Mobile Health Clinic also serves as a way for SON students to immerse themselves in the local community and to learn the principles of public health, such as screening, education, and connection to care. Nurse practitioner students are given the opportunity to dive deeper into patient education on topics like medications and methods for achieving optimal health.

It has been incredibly rewarding and feeds the soul to be able to volunteer with this group. It allows me to stay connected to patient care, even if on a limited basis. And it allows me to work with students in a truly innovative setting.

Leslie Sharpe, DNP, FNP-BC

MISSION

Recognizing the impact of stress on health, we aim to promote wellness, assess those who are at risk for health problems, and assist individuals in managing chronic diseases.

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Clinic Info

Locations and Dates + -

Wake County

Dorcas Ministries
187 High House Road, Suite 191
Cary, NC 27511

  • Tuesdays
    10 am-2 pm
  • Saturdays
    1st & 3rd Saturdays of every month 10 am-2 pm

Chatham County

CORA Food Pantry in Chatham County
40 Camp Drive
Pittsboro, NC 27312

  • Mondays
    10am to 2 pm
    Fall and Spring UNC Semesters – per UNC SON Academic Calendar

Service Provided + -

  • Sick Care Visits
  • Blood Pressure Checks
  • Diabetes Assessments
  • Cholesterol Assessments
  • Mental Health Screening
  • Education on Chronic Diseases
  • Nutrition Information
  • Connecting to Local Resources
  • Smoking Cessation Resources
  • HIV/STD Testing*
  • Retina Screening**
  • Dental Screening***

My work with this vulnerable population provides me with numerous examples of the powerful impact of nursing care. For example, we routinely care for individuals who exist with limited resources and who have sacrificed their health care in order to take care of other needed expenditures. Even better than sharing my stories with students, I can invite them to share in these experiences first hand.

Leigh Mullen, MSN, RN, FNP-C