Kaniksu Health in Idaho recently took delivery of their new mobile health unit! This thoughtfully laid-out medical vehicle is built on a Ford F59 stripped chassis and features dual curbside entry doors for maximum patient privacy. A wheelchair access door has also been integrated into the body for the electric hydraulic wheelchair lift, which is stored and deployed from the rear exam area.
The inside of Kaniksu's vehicle is divided into three sections. At the front is an exam area. A large black curtain can be closed to cover the cab area windows, creating complete privacy for patients. In the center of the vehicle is a check-in area, lab area with refrigerator and aluminum cabinets, flip-down jump seat, and an on-board lavatory. The on-board lavatory include a toilet, sink, paper towel dispenser, and wastebasket. At the rear of the vehicle is another exam area. The rear exam room is identical to the front with the exception of the wheelchair lift that is also stored in this area. Two flush pocket doors create separation between these sections and provide privacy for patients.
On the exterior is a Dometic automatic 18' electric awning installed above the dual entry doors and wheelchair access door to help provide shade or coverage from inclement weather. An Onan 7kW 120 volt AC generator has been installed in its own custom-fabricated all aluminum compartment. HVAC is handled by two Coleman Mach 8 low-profile air conditioners, two 13,600 BTU direct discharge gasoline-fired furnaces, and one wall mount 5,120 BTU/hr electric heater. Assisting with parking duties is a Zone Defense color backup camera system.