Community Health Van
The Community Healthvan program at Adventist Health began in 1981. The Healthvan partners with community organizations to serve the community by providing free or low cost health screenings in tandem with health education services to prevent illness among the underserved: low income and migrant worker families, teens, seniors and the homeless. The Healthvan is a self-contained, mobile resource that travels throughout five northwest counties (Clackamas, Clark, Multnomah, Washington and Yamhill) in an effort to provide health care to those who do not have health insurance and/or access to medical care.
Services provided include:
- Blood pressure testing
- Cholesterol screening
- Diabetes screening
- Immunizations and treatment for children of migrant families
- HIV screening
- Eye examinations
- Bone density testing
- Pulmonary function testing
- Stroke screening (ultrasound examination)
- Flu shots
- Health risk profiles
- Hemoglobin testing
- Physician visits
Donations to the Healthvan program ensure that free or low cost healthcare and screenings, as well as health education, continues to be provided to the underserved. If you choose to support this program, you can make your gift online.
- To encourage positive lifestyle changes that will decrease health risk factors for residents in the Portland/Vancouver metropolitan area.
- To identify through screenings, individuals who are at risk for future health problems and provide education on reducing their risk.
- To develop and enhance partnerships with other community services organizations, colleges/universities, and hospital departments to provide joint services to the community.
- To increase and improve the physician referral and follow-up process by linking high-risk individuals with community health services for treatment and education.
- To provide timely and reliable health information and illness prevention services to residents in the Portland/Vancouver metropolitan area.