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The City of Coral Springs has introduced an innovative new mobile integrated health care unit. People who have basic urgent care needs can be served by this unit at their homes or workplaces. It is a retired front line rescue vehicle that was refurbished to be an urgent care on wheels. A nurse practitioner was hired in October 2016.

“This is a new program and one of the first in the United States,” said John Whalen, assistant fire chief. “It will provide services similar to those offered at an urgent care center or walk-in clinic.”

The program became active in early November 2016. The Mobile Integrated Health unit will visit the patient at their home or place of business or any place in Coral Springs in Parkland. The patient will be seen by a team of one nurse practitioner or one paramedic.