Close this search box.

The Impact of Mobile Clinic Vans: Part One

In 2020, MoveMobility launched its first Mobile Clinic Van. As part of this process, we completed a great deal of market research, which may be relevant to many health service providers. In this three-part blog series, we will explore the impacts, acceptance, and focus of Mobile Clinic vans today.


Transforming Healthcare Delivery Models with Mobile Clinic Vans

North American healthcare systems are actively looking for ways to transform their delivery models to increase accessibility and improve health outcomes. This shift is in response to rising costs and increases in chronic disease prevalence, especially among vulnerable populations.


Mobile Clinic Vans Reduce Health Disparities

Mobile Healthcare vehicles are an innovative model for healthcare delivery. They have already been successful in reducing health disparities among vulnerable populations.

The US data supporting the use of Mobile Healthcare vehicles is impressive:

  • 6.5 million annual visits
  • Return on investment: $12.00 for every $1.00 spent
  • Each Mobile van saves 65 quality-adjusted life years each year it is in operation
  • Each Mobile vehicle visit saves an average of $1,600.00 for the healthcare system by prevention
  • Estimated that every Mobile van prevents 600 emergency room visits annually

MoveMobility Mobile Clinic Van


Breaking Down Barriers to Healthcare Access

In addition to the positive economic impact on the healthcare system, Mobile Clinic vans break down barriers to access to healthcare services and improve health outcomes:

  • Mobile Clinic vans come to people who are not able to travel for medical attention
  • Mobile Clinic vehicles go to people in remote areas who do not have means of transportation to access health services
  • Patient-centric approach: Mobile Clinic vans reach out to people who feel intimidated to seek medical advice. This may be due to cultural or language barriers.
  • Prevention-focused approach: underlying health conditions are diagnosed before they become irreparable

MoveMobility Mobile Clinic Interior


The Case for Mobile Clinic Vans

With such impressive statistics, it is surprising that we do not see many Mobile Clinic vans in Canada. In our next post, we will explore the reasons for this and how we see this changing in the coming years.



U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Disparities. In: Healthy People 2020. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 2014.

International Journal for Health Equity 2017
Stephanie W.Y. Yu, Ceterina Hill, Mariesa L. Ricks, Jennifer Bennet, Nancy Oriol

Analysis of Annual Costs of Mobile Clinics in the Southern United States
Journal of Primary Care & Community Health 2020 Jan – Dec

Mobile Healthcare Association

Mobile Health Map



In this article:

var _hsq = window._hsq = window._hsq || []; _hsq.push(['setContentType', 'blog-post']);

What happens if you submit the form?

We understand that you don’t want to receive multiple phone calls, emails or spam. You just want to speak to a commercial mobility specialist who can answer your questions about accessible and mobile medical vans.

If you submit the form or request more information from us, here’s what will happen:

  • Within one business day, you’ll receive a phone call from one of our commercial mobility specialists at the phone number you provide. Click here to Meet the Team.
  • If we miss you on the phone, you’ll receive a voice message to call us back. You’ll also get an email to let you know we tried to connect but missed you.
  • Once we’ve connected, your commercial mobility specialist will have a few questions for you to understand what type of vehicle you’re looking for help with.
If at any point during the process you feel we’re just not the right fit for your community or organization, just let us know. 


MoveMobility logo

Request More Information

Let us know what you’re looking for help with and we’ll be in touch.