Healthcare On Wheels: Cascade Medical Mobile Clinic Comes to You

Cascade Medical is bringing healthcare to you.

Where will the Cascade Mobile Clinic be, and when will it be there?

  • Tuesday, May 28: Chelan County Fire District 6, Peshastin (8493 Main St.)
  • Tuesday, June 4: Lake Wenatchee Fire & Rescue, Plain (19015 Beaver Valley Rd.)
  • Tuesday, June 11: Chelan County Fire District 6, Peshastin (8493 Main St.)
  • Tuesday, June 18: Lake Wenatchee Fire & Rescue, Plain (19015 Beaver Valley Rd.)
  • Tuesday, June 25: Chelan County Fire District 6, Peshastin (8493 Main St.)
  • All locations: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Healthcare is important. On this, there is not any debate. For many, though, recognizing that fact is one thing, but actually accessing that care is far more difficult. Sometimes, there are transportation issues. For others, it’s a timing issue – because of where they live or work, one simply can’t make it to a physical health care location and back in the time needed to get back to work or pick up the kids from school.

For those individuals, Cascade Medical has a solution – if they can’t make it to our clinic in downtown Leavenworth, we will come to them.

On alternating Tuesdays, the Cascade Medical Mobile Clinic will be in either Peshastin (at the Fire Hall, 8493 Main St.) or Plain (at the LWFR Station, 19015 Beaver Valley Road).
 

What the Cascade Mobile Clinic can do for patients:

  • Basic preventive health exam and referral to specialists.
  • Minor acute complaints
  • Routine medication refills
  • Acute gynecological/pelvic complaints
  • Urinary complaints/suspected bladder infection
  • Pregnancy tests
  • Sexually transmitted infection testing
  • Well women exams and PAP smears
  • Chronic headaches
  • Small skin laceration repair
  • Suture or staple removal
  • Wound checks
  • Vaccinations
  • Skin rashes, biopsies
  • Asthma/bronchitis/COPD flares
  • Ear wax checks
  • Acute anxiety or mental health complaints
  • Follow up appointments for acute injuries or basic medication check-ins
  • Cough/cold/Sore throat

How to access care at the Mobile Clinic:

Walk-ins are welcome! Patients can also call (509) 548-5815 during business hours to make an appointment.

When they show up, they’ll find Sam Linn, PA-C. Linn is fully bilingual in English and Spanish, and in her year-plus at Cascade Medical has already earned a reputation for amazing patient care. "Sam is so easy to connect with," said Cascade Medical Clinic Director Whitney Lak. "She’s so able to meet all patients at their level and explain what is happening with them, what she is prescribing or recommending and why, and how it will affect them. She has an uncanny ability to put patients at ease regarding the best specific treatment plan for them. We’re really lucky to have her."

Lake Wenatchee Fire & Rescue Chief David Walker is thrilled about the partnership: "This is a great step to removing barriers to healthcare for many if our rural communities." Cascade Medical CEO Diane Blake said it takes a team to put together an effort such as this: "We’re grateful for our community partners who are supporting the work with outreach locations, and we’re grateful for the CM Foundation and their community engagement for outstanding efforts in raising funds to purchase the mobile clinic.  The mobile clinic is a key component of our work towards continuing to meet the needs of our community.  This is a proud moment for the many, many people who worked to make the Cascade Medical mobile clinic a reality for our Upper Valley."

For her part, Linn said "I think back to all our conversations with patients from the far reaches our our hospital district. Some are pulling strings for neighborly transport, others scheduling extra time use public transport, all for a single healthcare appointment. I’m so excited to bridge this gap for so many locals, and bring our healthcare team out into the field for our community."

"Our providers and Physicians at Cascade Medical do such a good job meeting people where they are wherever they are on their health journey," Lak said. "It’s so rewarding to know we can now meet them where they are physically if they have roadblocks to finding their way to us for care."