Journey to Wellness in Indian Country -"We're just beginning to reap the benefits."

Aug 13, 2018

The Leech Lake Tribal Health Mobile Clinic is a converted RV. The tribe is looking for a new vehicle specifically designed for that purpose.
Credit Courtesy Vince Rock

Remember hearing about doctors making house calls?

People living on the Leech Lake reservation don't always have transportation to get to one of the seven community clinics.  And it's a big place. 

Composed of 972 square miles (and a fourth of that is water) and eleven communities spread out over parts of four counties, the tribe found a solution:  don't just bring a doctor to people living in remote areas, bring the entire clinic.

[This story originally aired on Northland Morning on February 20, 2017.]