(Fremont County, WY) – Elevation Women’s Healthcare, a subsidiary of Abba’s House Pregnancy Medical Clinic in Riverton, will launch their Save the Storks Mobile Medical Unit in the coming weeks. The services available in this state-of-the-art medical unit include ultrasounds as well as pregnancy, UTI and STI testing, and are all free.
On Mondays and Fridays, the van will rotate to different areas throughout Fremont County and Thermopolis. Their current plan is to cover two communities at a time: Riverton and Arapahoe, Lander and Fort Washakie, Shoshoni and Thermopolis, and Dubois by itself due to distance, shared Leilani Schrock, Abba’s House CEO.
The exact location in each community they will be set up is still being determined and appointments will need to be made ahead of time by calling (307) 856-0999. Unless the weather is favorable, they do not plan to operate in the winter for safety reasons.
Elevation Women’s Healthcare in Riverton, located at 2420 Watt Court, will remain with its current Tuesday-Thursday schedule; the medical van allows them to not only expand their service days but reach more women.
Save the Storks (STS) is a pro-life Colorado-based company that has a mission to get these mobile medical units into every community. This is the second STS medical unit in Wyoming, the other is located in Cheyenne.
Schrock explained she through the process of submitting a grant with STS, fundraising, and discovered they had a partner program that provided a year-long mentoring program in addition to a new website and rebranding among other things.
This is how Elevation Women’s Healthcare became a subsidiary of Abba’s House. Elevation will be completely for patient care, and Abba’s House will be for the donor side, Schrock noted.
Like many things, the pandemic caused delays in the manufacturing of the mobile medical unit. This state-of-the-art unit has an exam table, a restroom, multiple monitors including for security around the van, air conditioning, storage, a dedicated area for the ultrasound machine, and more.
Providing a nice, safe place for women was a priority in the design, Schrock shared.