UA Mobile Health Program Receives $80,831 from Arizona Diamondbacks FoundationThe University of Arizona Mobile Health Program has provided low-cost and no-cost care to underserved families and individuals since 1976. Its focus is on preventive care and primary care.
Camp Wellness Receives National Recognition for its Work with Adults with Serious Mental IllnessCamp Wellness, a ground-breaking program that helps adults with serious mental illness develop healthy lifestyles, is one of just three behavioral health programs in the nation selected for the 2016 Recognition of Excellence in Wellness award given by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Forty Years of Health Care on Wheels. Happy Anniversary, Mobile Health Program!In October 1976, what was then the UA Rural Health Office launched the Mobile Health Program with Augusto Ortiz, MD, a UA family physician, as medical director. Dr. Ortiz and his wife, Martha Ortiz, who managed clinic details, drove their RV – donated by a Tucson missionary and outfitted with two small exam rooms – to such tiny communities as the Yaqui Pueblo and Picture Rocks northwest of Tucson; Continental and Amado, south of Green Valley; and later into Cochise County.
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