Making Health contagious!
We Deliver Care that Works
For the past 22 years, The Family Van has delivered preventative screening, wellness counseling and referral for treatment or care to thousands of people within Boston’s neighborhoods where people lack insurance or are at higher risk for disease due to race, gender or socioeconomic status.
Over 50% of the people who had a health issue when they first came to us significantly improved their health over subsequent visits. We want everyone who enters our Van to leave it aware of their potential for good health, as we take steps together to manage chronic or life-threatening conditions.
The Road Ahead
The Family Van mobile health clinic has been on the streets of Boston making good health happen; meeting people where they are, listening to them, addressing their concerns and empowering them to take charge of their health.
As a result, mobile clinics have been selected as one of three best practices in Massachusetts for both promoting healthy behaviors and managing chronic illness. Additionally, through our work, we have proven that mobile health clinics are low cost and can be part of solving our nation’s healthcare dilemma. This in and of itself is success, but we plan to do so much more.