UMC Mobile Health Unit Program Delayed

Staffing Challenges Delay Launch of 'Wellness on Wheels' at Faunteroy Community Center

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The UMC Mobile Unit will begin offering health services, including HIV and COVID-19 testing, Wednesdays at Faunterory Community Enrichment Center. Courtesy: NFPHC

The mobile health unit that was supposed to come to Ward 7 starting Wednesday, Aug. 26th will roll in a little later than anticipated, the FCEC and Not For Profit Health Corporation (NFPHC) (commonly referred to as “United Medical Center” or “UMC”) announced August 25.

“It is with great disappointment that we convey that due to unforeseen and unfortunate staffing challenges at UMC, the mobile health unit will not be available to launch “Wellness on Wheels” on Wednesday August 26th as planned,” UMC said in a statement. “We anticipate that all issues will be rectified within the next couple of weeks, the new launch date will be communicated within the week.”

The United Medical Center (UMC) Mobile Unit was to provide health screenings, COVID-19 testing and more from in front of the Faunteroy Community Enrichment Center at 4800 Nannie Helen Burroughs Ave. NE every Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Representatives will to be present at the location should anyone miss this announcement, and will support them with information regarding their health needs.

For more information, visit: https://faunteroycenter.org/.