The Consulate General of Mexico in Los Angeles, United States, announced that its first mobile unit for free health services began operating on April 14, which will tour several cities in Los Angeles County.
The announcement was made by Consul of Mexico in Los Angeles Gilberto Luna, Santa Maria’s Children & Family Center Director Vicenzo Rubino, and representatives of different health agencies.
In the mobile unit, users have access to different tests, including blood glucose, cholesterol, blood pressure, sexually transmitted diseases, and mammograms, among others. In addition, information on topics such as family planning, nutrition and dental hygiene are offered.
This project arises from the initiative ‘Together for Health’, headed by the U.S.-Mexico Border Health Commission, in partnership with the program ‘Ventanilla de Salud’ (Health Service Window) of the Mexican Consulate, and the Community Clinic Santa Maria’s Children & Family Center.
The goal of this mobile unit is to provide free medical services and information on programs and on free or low-cost health plans in areas of difficult access, creating a culture of prevention among the Latino community residing in Los Angeles County.