EAST TENNESSEE (March 2022) – Have you met Lisa Moon? If you have received onsite healthcare from the Cherokee Mobile Unit, then you probably have. Lisa is the Movile Services director and has an integral role on the Cherokee Mobile Clinic team.
“Working at Cherokee enables me to meet patients and take healthcare services where they’re needed the most in the community. Every patient I meet has a story to tell. They just need someone who will listen. When I’m with patients and listening to their stories, I feel humbled, blessed and connected to them,” said Moon.
Lisa has worked in healthcare for almost 31 years. Her move to East Tennessee brought her to Cherokee Health Systems where she has made a tremendous impact on the outreach program. Outside of her Cherokee work, Lisa enjoys the many outdoor activities East Tennessee offers, in addition to her creative projects.
Lisa collaborates with community partners and agencies to spread awareness of the medical and mental health services the mobile unit can administer onsite to the most vulnerable and underserved communities in the East Tennessee area. Her work with Cherokee identifies various social health determinants and hosts mobile clinic events to meet the healthcare needs of a growing community.
Lisa and her team of healthcare providers administer care on-site through Cherokee’s mobile unit events, which are posted on our website here www.cherokeehealth.com.
The Cherokee mobile clinic team consists of a nurse practitioner, behavioral health professional, patient services representative, virtual care assistant, mobile unit driver, PrEP navigator and a peer support specialist. The mobile clinic has two fully equipped exam rooms and a large exterior electric retractable awning that provides a comfortable patient waiting area.
The Cherokee mobile unit is a healthcare clinic on wheels. Patients can receive acute care, COVID-19 and flu vaccines, behavioral health consultations, substance use treatment, infectious disease education and prevention (rapid HIV and hep C testing), and referrals to community resources.
About the mobile clinic: The Cherokee Health Systems Mobile Clinic is the newest extension of Cherokee’s brick-and-mortar primary and behavioral health care clinics. Cherokee’s 38-foot clinic on wheels delivers comprehensive healthcare services to underserved populations across East Tennessee.