Mass General Brigham Repurposes Community Care Vans

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Mass General Brigham has repurposed a fleet of vans to help treat preventable conditions.

Mass General Brigham unveiled their repurposed fleet of Community Care Vans on Monday, aiming to help diagnose and treat preventable conditions in underserved communities. The three vans were formerly used to administer over 20,000 vaccines during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Doctor Priya Sarin Gupta said these vans can bring advanced care to places that need it the most.

“This means going to soccer games, on the curb across from the bus station, senior housing units, street festivals, even beneath highway underpasses,” said Gupta.

Multilingual and multicultural clinicians will work out of the vans, providing clinical care for chronic, but preventable conditions, like diabetes, high blood pressure and substance abuse.

“In 2024, we have great treatments available for all of these health conditions and often what becomes such a barrier to care is people being able to access that treatment, or individuals having a mistrust with the health system,” said Gupta.

Mass General Brigham has a schedule that will be updated weekly, showing where the vans will be located each day.

WBZ NewsRadio's Kim Tunnicliffe (@KimWBZ) reports.

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