Meet BETTY: Community Health & Wellness Center of Torrington launches new mobile medical unit
When people in rural areas of Connecticut are in desperate need of health care, a local health center will be coming to the rescue.
Nurses with the Community Health & Wellness Center of Torrington are taking to the road in a new mobile medical unit that was converted from an old ambulance.
The unit is nicknamed “BETTY” – or Bringing Exceptional Treatment to You. BETTY will travel to where there is a lack of public transportation and plans to help homebound people who can't get to a medical center.
"We're going to be able to treat them right at the community soup kitchen or the food banks," says Michelle Brady, of the Wellness Center.
Inside BETTY are all the tools and equipment providers need. It can serve as a testing site, a pharmacy or a clinic for dental or behavioral health.
BETTY will be on the road twice a week in the state – its maiden voyage is being held next week.