As a healthcare professional, you are tasked with the responsibility of providing optimal medical care to your patients. That’s why it’s essential to have the right tools to help you deliver excellent healthcare services. Mobile clinics offer you the opportunity to reach more people, provide better services, and generate more revenue. However, the decision-making process of getting a mobile clinic for your health center requires careful consideration. In this blog post, we’ll highlight the top three criteria in the decision-making process of getting a mobile clinic for your health center.
Medical Requirements and Service Capabilities
One of the key criteria to consider when buying a mobile clinic is your medical requirements. Mobile clinics come in all shapes and sizes, and you need the right one to meet the medical needs of your patients, staff, and medical facility. Take into account the size, layout, and equipment when you're looking at different models. If you’re planning to offer ultrasound, lab testing or other medical services, you need to ensure that the vehicle’s layout can accommodate the equipment. Additionally, the vehicle should be spacious enough to provide a comfortable and convenient space for both the medical staff and patients.
In addition, before making a purchase, it’s important to determine the range of medical services you plan to offer. With this information, you can ask the vendors whether the vehicles are equipped to meet your medical service needs, including power supply, ventilation, and size of rooms.
It’s essential to buy a mobile clinic that’s takes little to no hassle when it comes to maintenance. With regular use, the annual cost of maintaining a clinic sits at around 10k. However, you don't want to be wasting your time searching for expensive custom repairs. Thanks to Mission Mobile Medical's vehicles being built on RV chassis, repairs are quick and easy with our Mission Mobile Maintenance program. With more than 1800 vetted third-party repair providers across the country, and pre-planned check-ins from our in-house team, increase your mobile clinic life expectancy, so you spend fewer dollars in the long run.
Staying compliant with government standards and regulations is essential for any healthcare facility that wishes to reach its communities well. Therefore, when choosing a mobile clinic, it's important to ensure that it's compliant with all the relevant regulations and standards for the healthcare industry. This includes the vehicle’s design and construction, medical equipment, and regulations surrounding operating and maintaining the vehicle. Complying with these standards will help prevent any legal, financial or reputation issues, and can be found outlined here.
Following these criteria when selecting a mobile clinic will help you provide better healthcare services to your patients, and reach more patients that might not otherwise have access. Ready to get started on your search? Request floorplan options and view budget ranges here today!