Mobile units bring medical care to Wilmington, Wallace

Mobile medical units set up in Wilmington, Wallace

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Mobile healthcare units will be in Wilmington and Wallace to provide supplies and medical assistance.

UnitedHealth Group will provide blood work, tetanus shots, medicines and small sutures. Primary care will also be available from volunteer nurses.

Anita Bachmann, the CEO of UnitedHealthcare's Community Plan North Carolina, was on WECT's News Now Tuesday to discuss the care offered by the mobile unit.

"If you stepped on a nail or had a scratch and you are worried about it, I would say come in," Bachmann told WECT's Ashlea Kosikowski. "That's the big thing. If you are worried about an injury or concerned about it, you better be overly cautious and come in and get a checked. Our clinicians here can determine what kind of services you need.

"We've seen several hundred families over the last two days, some for blood pressure checks because of the stress and anxiety as a result of the hurricane."

The mobile units will be at The Dream Center located at 901 Fanning Street in Wilmington and 1504 N. Norwood Street in Wallace.

They will be available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

UnitedHealth will also be delivering bottles of water to Wallace on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 1 p.m. The first delivery was to Wilmington.

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