St Joseph’s has developed an initiative that began as a way of keeping our mental health outpatients safe during this time of COVID-19.
Many people living with schizophrenia require medication injections either weekly, bi-weekly or monthly. The medication is administered by a nurse at the West 5th campus.
To eliminate the need for patients to either source transportation or take public transit, the program nurses are bringing the medication to them.
Using a van provided by Voyager, St. Joe’s has created a mobile clinic that travels to care homes all across the city providing much needed blood work and medication injections to outpatients in a unique private setting.
Although this was designed as a temporary solution to COVID concerns, it’s hoped that donor funds can be found through St. Joseph’s Foundation to keep the van on the road permanently.
Voyageur driver Jim McGuire, stands with St. Joseph’s RNs Robert Biba and Terry O’Connor in front of the Mobile Clinic van.