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“Convenient location” is a relative term; an address that works for the greatest number of people can still leave many patients outside of your urgent care center’s reach. Oregon’s Samaritan Health Services is trying to bridge that gap by taking its act on the road—Route I-5, to be exact. Pull into the truck plaza just off exit 216 and you’ll see what looks like a semi with SamCare Mobile Medical emblazoned on the outside. Inside, a pair of exam rooms await for local residents and motorists who are just passing through the Willamette Valley. The location offers a range of urgent care services, including evaluation and treatment for upper respiratory infection; ear infection and pain; lab work and x-rays; minor cuts, abrasions, and burns; muscle strains; and even sports physicals. Truckers can get Department of Transportation physicals one day a week, as well as vaccinations and pre-employment and postaccident drug screens.

Health System Takes Urgent Care/Occ Med on the Road