b'Mobile Clinic Takes Care to the CommunityOregon confirmed its first COVID-19 positive patient in late February, and Virginia Garcia immediately took action, deploying our new mobile clinic to locations in Washington and Yamhill counties.We immediately launched two drive-through screening locations, then as the needs of the community grew, began to offer community pop-up clinics, targeting free screening services in at-risk communities across both counties. Our mobile clinic did exactly what it was designed to do: taking health care beyond our clinics, where people live and work. By October, the staff at our mobile clinic had screened more than 2,700 people.Its a pandemic, and Im a doctor. Ive got to step up and do something, said Dr. Stephanie McAndrew, provider with the mobile clinic team. Everybody is stepping up in one way or another.The patients arrive by car and on foot. Some are worried and afraid; many are desperate for a COVID-19 test as theyve been turned away by other clinics. Afterward, they are so thankful, said Alma Perez, medical assistant/trainer.With flu season approaching, the team is changing directions yet again. The mobile clinic will be staffed by a COVID-19 Response Team (CoRe Team). The CoRe Team will provide pop-up COVID-19 screening and flu vaccinations throughout Washington and Yamhill counties one day per week while doubling our screening and immunization services at our primary care clinics the other days of the week. Were not sure whats next on the horizon, but when a vaccine is available our CoRe Team will be prepared to deliver it. #JointheFight'