Department of Veterans Affairs

Travelling Labs for Rural, Remote and Homeless Veterans

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To reduce beneficial travel and burden on our Veterans, as well as increase the number of Veterans getting needed labs that are currently unable to develop a small fleet of equipped RV's staffed by Provider, Nurse, and Clerk/Driver to visit rural areas, KOA campgrounds, homeless shelters on a scheduled basis. Much like the idea of the bookmobile. These RV would be linked to the patients record systems and the veterans could get basic and routine lab work done without spending time or tax dollars on traveling sometimes 100s of miles to the nearest VA facility. These can also, if scheduled prior, bring refill medications to remote veterans as well.

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Idea No. 8189