Care-A-Van

Care A Van

The Bon Secours Care-A-Van is a free medical service that provides general medical care to uninsured adults and children in Hampton Roads communities. Services include routine evaluation and treatment of common acute illnesses including:

  • Gastritis and heart burn
  • Minor skin rashes
  • Minor musculoskeletal pains
  • Respiratory infections
  • Urinary tract and bladder infections
  • Headaches, ear aches, and pink eye
  • Chronic conditions such as diabetes and hypertension

The Care-A-Van also offers sports physicals, children's health insurance enrollment, and health education services. Medical conditions that are beyond the team's scope of care are referred to another care setting.

The Care-A-Van team is bilingual and composed of registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, physicians, patient technicians, and outreach workers. Community partners, including free clinics, local health agencies, and numerous faith-based community organizations, collaborate with us. Bon Secours funding, grants, and contributions sponsors the Care-A-Van to ensure that services are free for all patients.

To learn more about our Care-A-Van services please call us at 757-889-CARE (2273). A printable schedule is available here.

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The Care-A-Van is a mobile health care program — a free clinic on wheels. Often, an uninsured individual may wait to access care until their health gets to an emergency level. Care-A-Van services are designed to provide vital medical care in a timely manner to those who need it.

This service only provides care for those who are uninsured. We provide care and referral services for children and adults.
 

Care-A-Van is 100% funded by donations and the generosity of the community. Through the Bon Secours Foundation and the participation of various local facilities, the Care-A-Van brings free care to those who not otherwise have access to health care services.

For those interested in donating, we can always use more volunteer practitioners and additional funding.

The Care-A-Van team consists of an attending medical director, nurse practitioner, registered nurse, medical assistant, licensed practical nurse and a driver/registrar. Together, the team partners with local churches and community centers to provide care in the areas of Hampton Roads in greatest need.

We have a few follow-up appointments available, but our scheduling is primarily on a first-come first-serve basis. Capacity is limited. At each location, patients register and go through in-take inside the partnering facility. From there, care and discharge services are conducted inside the van.
For more information, call (757) 889-CARE (2273) to learn about upcoming dates and locations. You can also find the schedules in our events calendar.
Please fill out the Special Event Request Form and email it to Melissa_Gornitzka@bshsi.org at least 60 days prior to your event. We will gladly consider your request. Please note the Care-A-Van is regularly scheduled for clinics Monday through Saturday and has a mission to serve the uninsured.
The Care-A-Van establishes formal agreements with our community partners and hosts. To learn more about requirements and availability, please contact Melissa Gornitzka, Operations Manager for Mobile Health Services, at Melissa_Gornitzka@bshsi.org or  757-889-5121. You can also download the Care-A-Van Host Site Request Form.