Within days of the first COVID-19 cases in Michigan, Wayne Health, partnering with Wayne State University Health Sciences and ACCESS, launched the area’s first, high-throughput, drive-through COVID-19 testing program for symptomatic health care workers and first responders.
The innovative Wayne Health Mobile Unit program is one of the most significant accomplishments by Wayne Health and Wayne State University in 2020. In addition to COVID-19 testing, participants in the mobile testing events can receive flu shots, blood pressure screening, HIV testing and on-site referrals for public benefits like Medicaid and cash assistance, unemployment assistance, emergency food and shelter services, and other vital linkages to care.
These COVID-19 initiatives reflect Wayne Health’s longstanding history of caring for vulnerable and high-risk populations in metropolitan Detroit and demonstrate the power of partnerships in addressing community health needs.
The newest Wayne Health/WSU vehicles are equipped to provide a number of valuable health care screenings, and include cold temperature-regulated storage to distribute COVID-19 vaccines when they become available to the general public. Our current average delivery time for COVID-19 test results is 24-48 hours.
- “Soderbergh donation, state support drives expansion of Wayne Health/WSU/Ford mobile COVID testing program; mobile vaccine distribution in the works” from Wayne Health
- “Wayne State mobile COVID-19 testing units win praise, servicing most vulnerable” from Fox 2
- “COVID-19 Mobile Testing at Wayne State University” from Fox 2
If you are interested in partnering with Wayne Health to set up a mobile testing site in your community, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 313-448-9117.
Thank you to Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, ACCESS, Ford Motor Company, Detroit Parent Network, Steven Soderbergh, the CORE Foundation, United Way, Ralph Wilson, Blue Cross-Blue Shield, Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and the Cielo Foundation for their invaluable support.