Mobile Health Screening Unit
While visiting Lions in other states two of the Oklahoma City Downtown Lions club members, Robert E. Lee and the late Joe Blair, saw the inner workings of mobile health screening units. They brought home the dream of having one in the State of Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Lions Mobile Health Screening Unit (MHSU) started with the OKC Downtown Lions Club and the Tulsa Downtown Lions Club. Each donated $7,500 to start the $186,000 needed to obtain a unit. Lions Clubs International Foundation gave $50,000 and individual Lion members and other Lions clubs made up the difference.
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Oklahoma and Integris Health also sponsored the unit’s operating costs and are still a major donor. The MHSU travels statewide and with the help of local Lions and medical professionals.
The unit offers free screenings for: