We are located in Humboldt County, a rural county in northern California which has been designated as a health manpower shortage area for medical, dental, and mental health care for its predominantly low income population. The Mobile Medical Office (MMO) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve access to care for underserved members of our community. Our board of directors and staff are united in the belief that health care is a basic human right.
We operate two community-clinics-on-wheels which visit nine sites in the county on a regular schedule. MMO clinic sites include schools, granges, churches, soup kitchens, and homeless shelters. Our services are aimed at meeting the needs of the most vulnerable and underserved and at addressing the major health problems of our rural county. Populations we are currently focusing on are: high risk teens, the homeless, economically depressed small towns, intravenous drug users, and immigrant farm workers.