Mobile Health Clinic

Serving the needs of Wake County

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.

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.


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

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

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


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.

Want to learn more? Check out our 2019 Annual Report here.

Clinic Info

Locations and Dates +


187 High House Road
Cary, North Carolina

HOURS: Tuesdays and the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

*Free HIV/STD testing by Wake County Human Services the first Tuesday of each month. For appointment, call or text 919.819.0365.

**Free retina screenings will be held on February 23, April 20, August 31, and November 23.

***Free dental screenings for children and adults up to age 20 from Wake County Human Services the second Tuesday of each month from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.


1600 Olive Chapel Road Suite 408
Apex, North Carolina

Our services at this location have been temporarily halted due to COVID-19, please visit us at Dorcas Ministries or contact us to schedule a virtual consult at

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***