Thursday, August 1, 2019

Free pass to Joshua Tree National Park.

The Morongo Basin Healthcare District's Mobile Medical Unit (van) will be serving people from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Wednesday, August 28, at at the Wonder Valley Community Center, 80526-1/2 Amboy Road, in the shade of the cell tower palm tree.

The MBHD is participating in the Take a Hike program, which provides to patients a prescription in the form of a 90-day pass to Joshua Tree National Park, to get out in the open air, in nature, and to walk or hike in the park. The pass is good for up to five people in the same car. Patients are given a booklet of hikes tailored to various levels of activity -- easy, moderate, or strenuous. Patients may also enjoy rangers talks, tours, and in the fall -- Artist's Teas each Sunday.

You may already have a doctor that you see, but if you stop and see the doctor at the MMU for a quick check, you could walk away with a park pass!

The MMU takes Med-Cal, Medicare, IEHP, and most PPO insurance. Feel free to drop in and sign up to be seen at the desk. If you don't have insurance, they can help you sign up, or you can pay for the visit.

The MMU also offers free blood pressure checks, so stop by for that, too.

If you own property here you'll notice that part of our property tax goes to the Morongo Basin Healthcare District. Since you're already paying for it, please help make sure this program is a success, and use it!