The UNC School of Nursing Mobile Health Clinic provides free health care to low-income individuals, people without health insurance and members of our community undergoing crisis situations in Wake County.
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
Founded in 2016 by Marianne Cockroft, PhD, RN, the UNC School of Nursing Mobile Health Clinic provides free nursing services to meet the health care needs of clients of Wake County crisis ministries. The nurses and nurse practitioners at the clinic screen clients for health problems, educate them on health promotion and disease prevention, and connect them with needed resources and care. The clinic is staffed by School of Nursing faculty who are registered nurses and nurse practitioners. A Spanish interpreter is available most weeks.
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
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.
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.
WESTERN WAKE CRISIS MINISTRY
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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***
Support the Mobile Health Clinic
Thank you for your generosity! To make an online gift to the Mobile Health Clinic, visit go.unc.edu/SONMobileClinic. You can also mail a check, made payable to the UNC School of Nursing with SON Mobile Health Clinic in the memo line, to: The UNC School of Nursing, c/o UNC-Chapel Hill Gift Services, PO Box 309, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-0309.