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Health care at the camp

Occasionally we receive emails inquiring about health care for the residents of the Franklin Hiawtha encampment. I'm always pleased to share that there are nurses and nurse practitioners on-site Monday through Friday, 1:00 to 4:00 PM.

The care is provide by Livio - a local health care provider that specializes in mobile urgent care. From the Livio website: "Wherever people in our neighborhoods are hurting, we go. We get to know the person behind the health concern and figure out what they need to get better. Then we do whatever it takes, for as long as it takes. In the process, we build a more effective and compassionate health system from the ground up."

At the encampment Livio outreach nurses and nurse practitioners provide mobile urgent care for things like upper respiratory infections, wound care, and flu shots. Because they are on site nearly every day, walking around and reaching out, campers come to trust them and lose any apprehension they might have about seeking care.

Gratitude to the Red Lake Nation for contracting with Livio to provide these services, and to Dr Antony Stately of the Native American Community Clinic for doggedly pursuing mobile medical care for camp residents - and never giving up until he found a way to get it done.

Donny, nurse practitioner, and Jackie, licensed practical nurse, on site at the Franklin Hiawatha encampment.

Posted by Camille

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