Mobile Medical/Dental Clinics

Mobile Medical/Dental Clinics

Access to health care is a growing concern across North America. For many it can be a topic, but a major concern and obstacle to every day living. Bringing health care where it is needed has long been a mainstay of missions. Every church has a ministry opportunity—mobilizing the medical community to send relief to neighbors without adequate health care. Here are suggested steps to begin with the opportunity to bring aid to people at both the local and national level through a Medical and Dental Clinic ministry.

  • There are more than 6,000 designated primary care health professional shortage areas in the U.S. (a physician to population ratio of 1:3,500 or greater).
  • One study suggests the U.S. will face a physician shortage of 90,000 by 2025.
  • More than 17 percent of U.S. children age 5-19 face untreated dental issues.

Your church can use mobile medical and dental clinics built by NAMB to provide health care screenings, dental procedures and other service to share practical help while delivering lasting hope through the gospel.

Resources
June 9, 2016 | Send Relief
Every community has access to a tremendous ministry opportunity—mobilizing the medical community to send relief to neighbors without adequate healthcare. This guide provides all the information a church needs to make an informed decision to partner in a Send Relief Mobile Ministry outreach.
June 9, 2016
Learn more about how to initiate and execute a medical or dental clinic ministry day in your community.
June 1, 2016 | Send Relief
The North American Mission Board (NAMB) has purchased two mobile clinics—one for dental services, the other for general medical needs—that will be used as part of its new Send Relief compassion ministry. Both units will be used during Send Relief ministry events in the St. Louis area in the days...