Pattaya City is rolling out its mobile health unit to provide free health screening services to the community. The initiative, organized by the Department of Public Health and Environment, Pattaya City, marks the fifth consecutive year of their community-focused healthcare project. The event took place on a Tuesday, at the Chai Mongkol Temple (Phra Aram Luang), starting from 07:30 to 14:30.
The mobile health unit aims to ensure that comprehensive healthcare services are accessible to all residents of Pattaya, aligning with the city’s vision to promote a high quality of life within the area. A wide array of services were available during the event, catering to various health needs. These included screenings for diabetes, kidney disease, and high blood pressure, as well as comprehensive body composition analysis. General medical check-ups were conducted, with prescribed medications readily dispensed by licensed physicians. Physical therapy sessions and traditional Thai medicine demonstrations, showcasing the use of herbal foot soaks for relaxation, were also offered.
Furthermore, attendees had the opportunity to undergo lung X-rays, ultrasound examinations, and screenings for knee osteoarthritis. Knowledge-sharing sessions and practical exercises were conducted to aid in the recovery and rehabilitation of patients. Vaccinations for influenza (commonly known as the flu) were administered to those in the seven high-risk groups, following established guidelines.
The event also accommodated requests for medical care for individuals requiring assistance. Services included verifying healthcare coverage eligibility, as well as providing consultation on the process of transferring healthcare benefits. The event aimed to educate the public on disease prevention and control measures, offering free distribution of sandfly repellent and anti-rat medication. Pulmonary function tests were performed, accompanied by a smoking cessation clinic to address sexually transmitted infections. Additionally, guidance on environmental health and consumer protection was provided.
Alongside the health services, a community welfare store, community enterprises, and private sector booths were present, showcasing and selling a wide range of products. Visitors could avail themselves of haircuts and beauty treatments, financial advice, and employment information through various participating businesses.
Pattaya City invites all interested individuals to take advantage of the diverse range of free services offered during the specified dates and times. For future reference, the next mobile health unit will be stationed at Muang Pattaya 2 School on August 8, 2566. For more information, please contact the Pattaya Contact Center at 1337, available 24 hours a day.