Mobile health clinic expands its reach thanks to philanthropic funding

A $250,000 grant from Direct Relief will allow the clinic to purchase and renovate an additional mobile unit

By: Matthew Hesters
UF Mobile Outreach Clinic bus The UF Mobile Outreach Clinic, which unveiled a renovated bus in 2017, will purchase and renovate an additional vehicle thanks to philanthropic support from Direct Relief. Photo by Jesse S. Jones
Grant Harrell speaks at a podium under a tent outdoors. Grant Harrell, M.D., director of the Mobile Outreach Clinic, speaks at the ribbon-cutting for a renovated bus in 2017. Photo by Mindy C. Miller
Two clinicians sit in an exam room with a patient. In 2020, the Mobile Outreach Clinic treated just under 2,000 patients. With an additional mobile unit, the clinic will increase its capacity by 750 patients annually.