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CAA introduces mobile unit | News, Sports, Jobs

CAACC Board members got their first look at the new Health, Behavioral Health and Dental Centers mobile unit, which will make its first stop today in East Liverpool. With CAACC CEO Thomas Andrews, right, are board members, left to right, Patricia Baumgarner, Zeb Locklear and Tracey Wonner. The unit will be used for medical exams, dental procedures and behavioral health services. (photo sent)

LISBON — The Community Action Agency of Columbiana County Health, Behavioral Health and Dental Centers is taking some of its services and hitting the road, thanks to the agency’s latest addition — a fully loaded mobile unit.

Arriving in communities across the region starting this week, CAACC’s new mobile unit is a nearly 38-foot-long recreational vehicle that will house two exam rooms, a lab and bathroom, as well as other amenities that patients may use for services such as medical examinations. , dental procedures and behavioral health services.

Made in Columbus, Ohio, the CAACC mobile unit will feature artwork on each side depicting the rural countryside of Columbiana County.

“We’ve wanted to offer our services through a mobile unit for a few years now and we’re excited to be able to offer this to communities in the area,” said Jenna Wonner, CAACC’s Chief Operating Officer.

The search for this mobile unit began in March 2021, according to Wonner. She and CAACC CEO Thomas Andrews toured the factory site where the recreational vehicle was manufactured.

ACCCA Board Member Tracey Wonner toured the new Health, Behavioral Health and Dental Centers mobile unit. (photo sent)

“We elected to purchase LifeLineMobile’s unit located in Columbus, Ohio. The company is family-owned and manufactures mobile units for the healthcare industry nationwide at its facilities of more than 100,000 square feet,” Andrews said.

Providing safe, high-quality, comprehensive and affordable health care to our communities has always been the mission of the Columbiana County Health, Behavioral Health and Dental Centers Community Action Agency, according to Wonner.

The first stop for CAACC’s mobile unit is today at the East Liverpool Departure Centre.

“And now an additional goal with CAACC’s mobile unit is to have it on the road five days a week, to be in our communities, to enable as many people as possible to access CAACC’s services” , said Wonder.

In the near future, administrators hope to have the CAACC mobile unit at area school districts, community events and fairs, and at local parks, where services such as vaccinations, well Child, health education, counseling and blood pressure checks, as well as dental cleanings and fluoride treatments would be made available to the public.

“Our goal is to move to smaller communities where families don’t have access to quality health and dental care,” Andrews said.

Currently, CAA Federally Approved Health Centers provide quality and affordable comprehensive medical, dental and behavioral health services in locations in East Liverpool, Lisbon and Salineville. A sliding scale of fees is based on each patient’s income and family size, and services are provided to patients regardless of their ability to pay.

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