Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas will soon have a mobile testing unit available to help during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
“Community Health Center requested funds to purchase a portable shelter system to accommodate COVID-19 testing,” said CHC CEO Krista Postai. “Once a vaccine is available, mass drive-through immunizations providing shelter for patients and staff in winter and summer weather (will be possible). The structure is portable and can be at the clinic site and/or used for outreach testing/vaccinating across the county. The shelter price included electricity, freight, HVAC unit and covered trailer for storage and transport.”
“As we continue to provide testing – and plans are being made for mass immunizations — winter weather is on the way and the structures will protect patients and staff from the elements,” she said.” Additionally, these units also block the sun’s rays which made our summer testing challenging for staff who endured 100+ temperatures to provide testing services. The shelters are durable and can be used for years to come.”
The shelter has been ordered but not received as of this date, Postai said
CHC plans are to set it up outside the CHC building once it’s received.