The CATE Mobile Unit is set up at the Littlestown YMCA in Adams County on Monday, Aug. 24, 2020. (Source: Bennis Public Relations)
The CATE Mobile Unit is set up at the Littlestown YMCA in Adams County on Monday, Aug. 24, 2020. (Source: Bennis Public Relations)

 

A public-private partnership has outfitted a truck to serve as a mobile clinic offering Covid-19 tests and health information to underserved communities.

Having debuted in western Pennsylvania, the CATE Mobile Response Unit will be in southcentral Pennsylvania this week, including a two-day stop in Lancaster County.

It will offer tests on a first-come, first-served basis from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28 and Saturday, Aug. 29, at the Lancaster YMCA, 265 Harrisburg Ave.

CATE Mobile Response Unit

  • What: Covid-19 testing
  • When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28 and Saturday, Aug. 29
  • Where: Lancaster YMCA, 265 Harrisburg Ave.

 

Individuals with Covid-19 symptoms or who have been exposed are eligible for testing. Health insurance is not required.

The unit was created by a partnership between the state Department of Health, the Highmark insurance company and Latino Connection, a marketing agency. It's intended to improve vulnerable populations' access to Covid-19 information and health services.

"CATE" stands for "Community-Accessible Testing and Education."

The unit is also making stops this week in York and Lebanon counties. For more information and a schedule of events, visit catemobileunit.com.

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