A WINNING APPROACH
In June 2014, Doctors of the World set up a mobile clinic to provide care to the homeless in Montreal. Since then, the clinic has served nearly 2,500 people a year.
In collaboration with TELUS, Doctors of the World conducted a needs assessment in Victoria to identify the gaps in access to healthcare for marginalized people.
We met with institution and community stakeholders, and conducted focus groups with people in highly precarious and vulnerable situations. Results showed that, with our approach and expertise, we could make a significant contribution to the initiatives already deployed.
The community workers we met in this city were very open to our ideas, showing great potential for collaboration.
WE’RE RECRUITING VOLUNTEERS
We are looking for doctors and people with a range of expertise to welcome people on board the mobile clinic.
To become a volunteer, you will first have to attend an information session.
To find out when the next information session will be, please fill out the form available on the link below.
Our Volunteer Manager will contact you to give you more details.
Complete the form to attend an information session
ABOUT OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH TELUS
Since the beginning of the Mobile Health Clinic of MdM was enriched by the extraordinary expertise from TELUS and TELUS Health. Telus shares our passion for innovation, striving for flexibility to respond better to populations faced by multiple challenges.
The Mobile Health Clinics are equipped with electronic medical record (EMR) technology and TELUS LTE Wi-Fi network technology to assist onboard healthcare providers in delivering immediate and quality care. The vehicles include an examination area, a computer workstation for healthcare providers, and a consultation area.
This partnership now unites the mission of commitment and social responsibility of TELUS to the mission Doctors of the World. TELUS has become our most important
technological, financial and logistic partner.
Considering challenges faced by marginalized and vulnerable populations in accessing health care services, Doctors of the World Mobile Clinic is a significant move to reach out in a time and location where it is most needed.
In line with BC province health measures and their strategic plan, the MdM Mobil Health Clinic will go on in areas where no services exist and where the most vulnerable populations are found.