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Mobile clinic will help rural patients

By Mitchell Willetts
The Enterprise
ONTARIO — While it’s not a house call, medical professionals from Valley Family Health Care soon will roll out medical care in distant reaches of Malheur County.
The fast-growing medical provider is about to put a mobile medical clinic on the road, setting up in store parking lots and other places to welcome needy patients.
“More and more people have access to health insurance, but that does not mean they have access to health care,” said Tim Heinze, Valley Family Health’s chief executive officer. With its new half-million dollar traveling complex, Valley Family Health will take medical and dental staff on the road.
“We want to expand access and to take care to where the people are rather than making them come to us,” Heinze said.
Madora Albertson, project manager, said the truck-mounted traveling clinic includes a 30-foot . . .