Health On Wheels: Tricked-Out RVs Deliver Addiction Treatment To Rural Communities


In Colorado, mobile health clinics have become crucial tools for fighting addiction amid the isolation and stress of the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Markian Hawryluk

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STERLING, Colo. — Tonja Jimenez is far from the only person driving an RV down Colorado‘s rural highways. But unlike the other rigs, her 34-foot-long motor home is equipped as an addiction treatment clinic on wheels, bringing lifesaving treatment to the northeastern corner of the state, where patients with substance use disorders are often left to fend for themselves.

As in many states, access to addiction treatment remains a challenge in Colorado, so a new state program has transformed six RVs into mobile clinics to reach isolated farming communities and remote mountain hamlets. And, in recent months, they’ve become more…click here to continue reading