SMFI mobile clinics bring healthcare closer to grassroots communities

SM Foundation mobile clinics are state-of-the-art medical laboratories on wheels, equipped with various diagnostic services such as x-ray, electrocardiogram and ultrasound.

SM Foundation Inc. (SMFI), through its health and wellness programs, offers a wide array of efforts for stakeholders when it comes to giving access to basic healthcare services. One of these social good efforts is the roaming SMFI mobile clinic, which provides medical services to grassroots communities, especially in areas where SM operates.

Currently, SMFI has five state-of-the-art mobile clinics, which are equipped to conduct diagnostic services such as x-ray, electrocardiogram, glucose test, uric acid test, ultrasound and many more. These five mobile clinics are deployed across the country, mainly to complement the medical mission activities of SM Foundation. More so, these medical laboratories on wheels are also used to provide immediate healthcare in areas devastated by calamities and other emergencies.

“Our SM mobile clinics were deployed to support our ‘Gamot Para sa Kapwa’ medical missions. The mobile health facility intends to provide diagnostic and laboratory services to those who cannot afford laboratory services and in areas where no such services are available,” said SMFI Executive Director for Health and Medical Programs Connie Angeles.

“These mobile clinics are also available and ready in cases of emergencies and calamities [such as] the recent earthquake in Porac, Pampanga; the Taal Volcano eruption; and [the] aftermath of strong typhoons [such as] ‘Yolanda’ (international name: ‘Haiyan’),” she added.

Angeles said as part of operations, SMFI coordinates with national and local partners before the rollout SMFI caravans.