Celebrating our Wellness on Wheels Mobile Clinic

Ribbon being cut to celebrate new Mobile Clinic

On Tuesday, April 30, COPE hosted a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony to celebrate the launch of the Wellness on Wheels (WoW) Mobile Clinic Program. The ceremony was attended by community partners and members of the media,  all coming together to learn about the clinic and celebrate this milestone event. At the ceremony, COPE’s CEO, Rod Cook, highlighted the organization’s 50th anniversary and the mission to the community. Cook said, ” Over the past five decades, COPE has adapted to the needs of our evolving community, and this mobile unit is a testament to our unwavering mission.”

Ribbon being cut to celebrate new Mobile Clinic

Other speakers included Siobhan O’Boyle, Chief Compliance and Operations Officer, who spoke about the vision behind WoW and how partnerships allowed the organization to make this mobile clinic a reality, extending immense gratitude for their ongoing support. Siobhan also spoke about the increase in substance use, not only in this community but across the nation. O’Boyle remarked, “Almost 90% of the people we engage voluntarily report active substance use, and our goal is to improve their health by getting them into treatment and recovery.”

Dr. Susan Hadley shared information on the mobile clinic’s impact on individuals she’s provided care to — noting, “Over the past three months, we’ve seen over 500 unique individuals, distributed over 250 Narcan and Fentanyl test strips, and provided over 100 HIV/Hep C. tests.”

Attendees had the opportunity to explore the mobile unit and gain a deeper understanding of how WoW delivers integrated services directly to the community, addressing a wide range of health and wellness concerns, including substance misuse.

To learn more about WoW and how you can support the program, visit https://copecommunityservices.org/services/wellness-on-wheels/