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Mobile health clinics aim to provide primary care to Michigan's rural areas

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Homeward Health luanches fleet Monday in partnership with Rite-Aid

In the hopes of providing more accessible health care to rural areas of West Michigan, Homeward Health in partnership with Priority Health Monday launched a fleet of mobile clinics.

Think of it as a doctor’s office on wheels. The size of a large luxurious camper, Homeward Health officials say, the new traveling health clinic will provide primary care services to residents across 16 Michigan counties, specifically in rural areas, where a visit to the hospital could mean a long drive for some.

In June, Homeward announced a partnership with retail pharmacy Rite Aid.

The provider says it will be able to primary care and specialty care—beginning with cardiology—using its mobile vans parked in Rite Aid parking lots at stores across West Michigan.

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