Long Beach City College clinic will become mobile COVID-19 outreach program

The Long Beach Rapid Assessment Clinic at the Long Beach City College Pacific Coast campus will be dismantled today and will transition into a mobile outreach vehicle providing various no-cost medical services and COVID-19 testing to the community starting June 1.

The outdoor clinic was established at the LBCC Pacific Coast campus in April 2020 to treat people as COVID-19 patients needing emergency treatment inundated local hospitals.

“We wanted to make sure people were aware of this change because some people have become used to the walkup location where they would get certain services,” city spokesman Kevin Lee said. “Those services aren’t going away, they are just being reimagined as a mobile unit in another location.”

Residents can request the mobile outreach vehicle to come to them by filling out an online form or by calling the Public Health Info Line at 562-570-4636 Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This service is for people who can’t leave their residences and can be done at sober living homes, skilled nursing facilities and other congregate facilities.

When not in the community, the mobile outreach vehicle and its staff will be stationed at the LBCC Pacific Coast Campus at Parking Lot One, located on the corner of Orange Avenue and Pacific Coast Highway. It will take in patients Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and will provide COVID-19 testing and referrals as well as public health education and outreach services. Officials expect the mobile vehicle will administer COVID-19 vaccines later this year.

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