Overview

What is the Wellness Bus?

Contact Us

If your community or organization would like to participate, or for more information about the Wellness Bus, please contact:

Wellness Bus Manager
wellnessbus@utah.edu

801-587-5257

Find us on Facebook & Twitter: @Utahwellnessbus

Driving Out Diabetes DRIVING OUTDIABETES A LARRY H. MILLER FAMILYWELLNESS INITIATIVE
Larry H. & Gail Miller Family Foundation

What is the Wellness Bus?

The Wellness Bus creates healthier communities by offering the following services to Utahns who don't have access to quality health care:

  • chronic disease screening
  • nutrition education
  • health & wellness counseling
  • referrals to social services

The Wellness Bus aims to reduce the burden of diabetes and other chronic diseases in medically underserved areas by providing important preventive health services.

Low-Cost & Free Health Services

The Wellness Bus reduces chronic illness through health screenings, health coaching, nutrition education, and referrals for health and social services. 

If you live in Utah or, if you don’t have health insurance, the Wellness Bus offers these services at no or low cost. The Wellness Bus provides health screenings to check your: 

  • Blood (sugar) glucose
  • Blood pressure
  • Cholesterol
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • Dental health

Our community health workers and coaches offer individual counseling, workshops and community events to help community members improve their health. Coaches will provide advice and education on nutrition, weight loss, physical activity, and how to manage illnesses like hypertension and diabetes.

Connecting Utahns to Free Health And Social Services

Factors other than lack of health insurance or medical care can contribute to a person’s overall health status. The Wellness Bus connects Utahns with free resources including food benefits; low-cost medical, dental, and mental health services. We do this by partnering and working with local community organizations.

Where Are We Located?

We provide services inside a 40-foot, specially designed RV. Our RV offers a private and confidential place for health consultations, screening, and education.

Our RV travels each week to cities and locations in local underserved communities. We bring health resources to community members where they live, work, pray, and play.

Weekly Schedule

Mondays

Midvale
Copperview Recreation Center
8446 Harrison Street, Midvale, UT 84047
9am - 1pm

Starting July 2, 2018

Tuesdays

Glendale
Sorenson Multi-Cultural Center
855 West California Ave, SLC, UT 84104
2 - 6pm

*2 - 5pm on July 10, 17, & 31 only

Wednesdays

Kearns
Kearns Library
5350 S 4220 W, Kearns, UT 84118
3 - 7pm

Thursdays

South Salt Lake
Central Park Community Center
2797 S 200 E, South Salt Lake City, UT 84115
3 - 7pm

Starting June 28, 2018

Who Will Provide My Care?

We know how important it is to feel comfortable with your health care provider. Our diverse, culturally competent, multilingual staff includes:

  • diabetes educators
  • community health workers
  • health coaches
  • registered dietician student volunteers

Our staff also includes health professionals and partners.

Why Does Utah Need a Wellness Bus?

If we don’t take action now, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that one out of three people will have diabetes by 2050. Medically underserved communities have a higher chance of developing diabetes because they don’t have regular access to screening, prevention, and educational services.

The good news is that diabetes and other chronic illnesses can often be prevented.

Contact Us

If your community or organization would like to participate, or for more information about the Wellness Bus, please contact:

Wellness Bus Manager
wellnessbus@utah.edu