The Scottsdale Mobile Medical coach is 37’ in
length, 8’ wide and just under 12 feet tall. The
coach weighs approximately 18,500 lbs.
The medical clinic is a one-of-a-kind mobile health
clinic designed by the staff at Scottsdale
Healthcare. After much discussion, what emerged
is a 37-foot-long medical office on wheels. It has
four rooms. The first is multifunctional, serving as
a classroom, an office area, and exam room. This
area is equipped with a television, built-in VCR,
microwave oven, a desk area, and bench seating.
Medical equipment is available so that the area
can be used as an exam room also. The second
room is a work area where vital signs are taken.
It also serves as a lab. This area contains refrig-erators
for transport of lab to the hospital and
storage of various vaccines. Room three is rest-room
with special features which allow for handi-cap
access and/or drug testing and screening
activities. Room four is for patient exam. A spe-cial
design feature, a hydraulic wheelchair lift, can
be operated from room four and stows beneath
Space and equipment are not problems. The
close, but well organized, quarters are quite func-tional.
Built-in biohazard disposal and trash con-tainers,
fold-down storage and writing tables, as
well as multiple function exam table/seating furni-ture
are custom built to maximize their usefulness
in minimal spaces. Handicap access is provided
through increased creativity, instead of sacrificing
space. An automatic roll-up patio awning mount-ed
on the door side provides an outdoor waiting
area in obliging weather.
The coach is a self-contained mobile medical vehi-cle.
An auxiliary power unit supplies the coach
with electrical current when not "plugged in" at a
designated site. Theses systems typically provide
100 amps or more of available electricity. Heating
Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems
provide the climate control and air exchange. The
special power unit powers computers, examination
and testing devices, as well as refrigerators,
microwaves and coffeepots.