In the Medical Assistant program at Ross Medical Education Center, students receive instruction on a variety of administrative and clinical skills required to pursue a career in the medical assisting field. Also, staff and faculty members at each campus go the extra mile to provide essential knowledge of community-wide programs and resources that are essential to the well-being of the patients these future graduates will serve. To that end, Medical Assistant Instructors Brooke Leyher and Lori Normington of the Ross Medical Education Center Lansing, Michigan campus eagerly coordinated a field trip for their students. On July 18th, Mrs. Leyher, Mrs. Normington and their students embarked on an eye-opening experience when they visited Ingham County’s Mobile Health Center.
In May of 2017, Leslie Polack of Sparrow TV announced: “Our Mobile Health Clinic delivers care to underserved areas of the Mid-Michigan region and is back again in partnership with the Ingham County Health Department and Dean Transportation.” Sparrow provides the attending physicians and Dean Transportation provides the drivers. This year, students were able to see for themselves the positive impact the Mobile Health Clinic has on Greater Lansing residents. According to their website, the Ingham County Mobile Health Center offers “health screenings and services at no charge.” Prospective patients are asked to bring their membership cards if they have Medicaid, Medicare, or other insurance coverage. “Screenings include: HIV, Behavioral health, Blood pressure, Body mass index, Cholesterol, Diabetes.” Additional services include: “Immunizations, Flu Shots, Education, Referrals.”
Isra Everling, a morning Medical Assistant student at the Ross Lansing campus shared: The medical bus is such an amazing thing to help keep our community healthy!” Her classmate, Marina Draney, added, “Very informative!”
If you or anyone you know could benefit from the services offered by the Ingham Mobile Health Clinic, please visit the Ingham County Health Department’s website at www.hd.ingham.org. You may also contact ICHD Registration and Enrollment at (517) 887-4306. As Ross’s Lansing Campus students have learned, we must all do our part in keeping our friends and neighbors, especially those who cannot help themselves, safe and healthy throughout the year!