Malheur County clinic logs the miles and delivers smiles across the region

Penny Weymouth, Valley Family Health mobile clinic manager, said the clinic saw 250 patients across Malheur County during the past year. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell).

VALE – Christian Cooke knows the roads of Malheur County.

Over the past year, Cooke has taken the wheel of an RV and steered it to Jordan Valley or Harper or Ontario, though good weather and bad.

These trips aren’t about recreation, though – Cooke’s job is to navigate Valley Family Health’s mobile medical clinic from point A to point B across a county bigger than New Hampshire.

“It has been fun and, for the most part, we’ve had a positive response,” said Cooke.

The mobile medical clinic offers health screenings, dental checkups, child care and other non-emergency services.

Valley Family Health started this outreach . . .