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CATE Mobile Response Unit to make education stops in Bucks

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The CATE Mobile Response Unit will visit community locations in Dauphin, Bucks and Chester counties beginning on Wednesday to conduct COVID-19 testing on-site for individuals who are showing symptoms or who have been exposed to COVID-19 while also educating the public on how to stay healthy and safe.

On Thursday, Sept. 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 2 to 6 p.m. CATE will be at the YMCA Youth Education Center at Lenape Valley Church, 321 W. Butler Ave., New Britain, and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18 at the YMCA of Bucks County - Fairless Hills, 601 S. Oxford Valley Road, Fairless Hills. These stops in Bucks County are educational only; no COVID testing will be offered at this time.

Through a shared vision for health care equality and a commitment to supporting diverse and underserved communities, the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Highmark Blue Shield, Independence Blue Cross, and Latino Connection partnered to create a COVID-19 Mobile Response Unit, CATE, with the unified purpose of building healthy communities through access to knowledge and care. CATE, which stands for Community-Accessible Testing and Education, focuses on providing testing, education and resources to individuals in low-income, vulnerable communities.

The mobile response unit’s tagline is “Sharing knowledge to erase fear,” which it intends to do through widespread community health care and health education offered for free and with no insurance required.

CATE will be making many more stops across Pennsylvania in the coming weeks. Check www.CATEmobileunit.com to see CATE’s future tour schedule.

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