Wellness Mobile Clinics:
The Wellness Mobiles forms one part of the broader Integrated School Health Programme in the Western Cape. The vision of the project on a micro-level is to reduce the negative impact of immediate health-related barriers to learning. On a macro-level, the intervention strives to foster sustained positive health outcomes for learners and their communities.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
1. Screening learners within the context of an improved referral and follow-up system;
2. Providing preventative procedures with the additional equipment on board as well as health education to learners;
3. Providing immediate dental, eye, and other minor treatments to learners;
4. Providing a range of interventions to the general population in hard-to-reach areas.
Primary Health Care services include: Immunization and deworming updates, weight measurements, eye, ear and throat screenings, testing gross and fine motor skills, screenings for skin and other problems.
The Optometry services include: Vision screening followed by comprehensive eye tests. Dispensing spectacles together with professional aftercare to those candidates that presented with a vision pathology during the eye test.
Dentistry services include: Cleaning and polishing. Fissure sealants, extractions, referrals in cases where children have severe dental impairments.
“Delivering world-class healthcare services to communities where they are desperately needed through an innovative service platform that integrates different healthcare services”.
Partners: Western Cape Government Health & Wellness, Guud and Dis-Chem Foundation