Primary Medical Care
Mission of Mercy clinics are set up similar to a private primary care physician’s office. We seek to provide a continuum of care, not just emergency or screening services. We are fully equipped to diagnose and treat conditions ranging from acute to chronic illnesses. Like primary care physicians, Mission of Mercy doctors can provide basic care or specialty needs, including:
In addition, these diagnostic services are offered on site:
Visual Acuity Testing
Finger Stick Blood Glucose and Cholesterol
Urine Dipstick Analysis
Urine Pregnancy Tests
Fecal Occult Blood
Peak Respiratory Flow Rates
Additional diagnostic services, including blood work, MRIs, X-rays and more, are provided at no charge to Mission of Mercy patients, via our generous community partners.
More than 70 percent of our patients have one or more chronic illness and depend on Mission of Mercy for long term care. Upon diagnosis of a chronic condition, we schedule regular appointments for the patient so we can effectively monitor their conditions and provide an ongoing supply of needed prescription medications.
The most common chronic illnesses treated at our clinics are:
• According to the American Hospital Association’s Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, the national average cost of an emergency room visit is $1,349. For that amount, Mission of Mercy can see 15 patients.
• For every $1 spent on a mobile health clinic like Mission of Mercy, the return on investment to the community is $19.