Pop-Up Clinics Increase to Meet Covid-19 Logistical Demands
With positive news about Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccines comes the urgent need to crack the logistical challenge of smoothly rolling out injections to patients. Carbon Health – which recently raised $100m to add a further 100 pop-up clinics across the US to its portfolio – is ready to help.
The American start-up focuses on providing accessible care to patients and has already adapted to the pandemic by offering virtual check-ups, at-home Covid-19 testing kits and pop-up testing centres. Earlier this year, it expanded from just seven clinics to 27 to try and keep pace with demand.
This new investment round will increase its outreach service to hopefully reach a further 100,000 patients per month. Carbon Health plans to deploy its new pop-up clinics in healthcare deserts, using car parks and empty lots to house its mobile medical trailers, and will help make access to the impending Covid-19 vaccine more equitable. For more on the benefits of healthcare providers adopting retail models to effectively cater to patient-consumers, see Medi-Retail: New Health Horizons.
Carbon Health prides itself on transparency, listing its prices for services, medication and procedures alongside all health insurance policies it accepts. To help ease the patient journey, it also offers a paired app which can be used to access healthcare records, testing outcomes and scheduling services.
As vaccine and immunity passports are due to rise in significance, medical brands that can integrate them into existing apps will keep ahead of the curve. For more, see Healthcare’s High-Tech Future.