Sometimes a busy schedule or a lack of medical insurance can prevent even the most health-conscious individuals from seeking medical care. If this applies to you, then the UNC School of Nursing Mobile Health Clinic can help. This nurse-managed clinic offers FREE health care including screenings and health information for adults and children every Tuesday of the month.

About Us

Founded in 2016, the UNC School of Nursing Mobile Health Clinic provides free nursing services to meet the health care needs of clients of local crisis ministries.  The clinic is staffed by faculty who are registered nurses and nurse practitioners.  A Spanish interpreter is available most weeks.

Mission Statement

Recognizing the impact of stress on health, we aim to promote wellness, assist those who are at risk for health problems, and assist individuals in managing chronic diseases. Our goals are:

Services Provided

Who Can Benefit?

All are welcome

Clinic Hours & Location

The UNC School of Nursing Mobile Health Clinic is open every Tuesday from 10 AM -2 PM. Appointments are not required, but may be scheduled by emailing Marianne Cockroft:  cockroft@email.unc.edu

The clinic is located in the Dorcas Plaza parking lot.

Upcoming Events

The UNC School of Nursing Mobile Clinic has partnered with  Prevent Blindness North Carolina to provide retinal screenings in order to detect diabetic eye diseases and other diseases of aging eyes.  Free retina screening will be offered Tuesday, April 23rd from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.   Individuals interested in the screening can come to the mobile clinic in the Dorcas Plaza parking lot to sign in.  No appointment necessary.  All are welcome.

Also offered on April 23rd: free dental screening from Wake County Human Services  from 10-2 for children to age 21.  Dental resources for adults will also be available.

Contact

Marianne Cockroft, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor

School of Nursing

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Chapel Hill, NC  27599-7460

Phone: (919) 966-5321

Email:  cockroft@email.unc.edu

 

Client Story

A female who had recently immigrated to the area sought care on the mobile clinic for symptoms of diabetes. Upon assessment by the Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner, the woman was found to have dangerously high blood glucose levels. She was referred for treatment, resulting in a new diagnosis of diabetes and successful initiation of treatment, saving herself from experiencing hospitalization and further complications.