Mobile Health Unit

What we do

The MU Extension Community Health Engagement and Outreach Mobile Health unit (MHU) is providing free health screening services to Missouri communities. Our goal is to screen adults who may be at high risk for diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease.

Participants benefit from immediate results and receive education and referral assistance from the MHU team. Clients receive same-day results and benefit from in-person education regarding the results. Tailored resources and referrals specific to the client’s individual needs and location are provided with each visit.

Expanded services also include connection to Medicaid Expansion and Adult Vaccination resources.

How we do it

Health screening events provide an opportunity to encourage COVID, flu, and other adult vaccinations for those most at risk for severe COVID and other vaccine-preventable diseases. In partnership with local community organizations in Southern Missouri and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, the MHU provides free health screening for diabetes, cholesterol, and high blood pressure.


  • HbA1c (Blood Sugar)
  • Blood Pressure
  • Lipid Profile (Cholesterol)
Connect to resources
  • Enrollment in Medicaid under the expansion program
  • Adult Vaccination Education
  • Local Health Referrals
Online courses

Education and Resources for community health organizations, health departments, employees, students, volunteers, and MU Extension employees.

Access mobile health unit resources and support

This free online course was designed as a client resource, specifically for MHU participants, persons with comorbidities, or others just interested in additional education and access to assistance.

Access Mobile Health Unit Community Education

This project is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $35,569,951 with 100 percent funded by CDC/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by CDC/HHS, or the U.S. Government. The project has received a portion of this funding from the Department of Health and Senior Services, Office of Rural Health and Primary Care to expand efforts to address health disparities caused by COVID-19.

Local Public Health Disparities Initiative- Final Report (PDF)