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What’s Up Osceola? - Arrington Backs Women’s Healthcare through The Midwife Bus

 

Osceola Commission Chairman Brandon Arrington is supporting a health care clinic on wheels that brings preventative care to women who would otherwise have little access to this precious service.

“The Midwife Bus” recently began making a weekly stop in Poinciana, after clients from the community were traveling to its home base in St. Cloud. To support their efforts, Commissioner Arrington awarded the non-profit a $6,000 Community Betterment Grant.

Using a retired blood bank bus that has been renovated into an ultramodern midwifery clinic on wheels, “The Midwife Bus” drives to neighborhoods that have been identified through the Community Health Needs Assessment as having a high number of pregnant women getting inadequate or no prenatal care. Staff sees women who are uninsured, under-insured or insured through Medicaid and provide them with complete care as a “one stop shop” -- including lab work, office visits, ultrasounds, referrals and more.

In addition to its service in Poinciana at the Mary Jane Arrington Gym and Community Center (Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.), the bus also stops in St. Cloud and Kissimmee on a regular basis.