As the coronavirus pandemic has changed the standards for medical centers across the state, one Detroit clinic has gone mobile to help women with prenatal care. 

Using a converted ambulance truck, the Luke Project 52 Clinic on Whittaker Street goes around Detroit and to surrounding suburbs to offer free mobile, medical services for low-income and high-risk mothers. 

“(We’ve) been realizing how helpful our ambulances been because there are some moms, just because of COVID, don’t want to come out and come to clinic, but if we can go to them, that has also helped,” said Katherine Gold, associate professor of family medicine at Michigan Medicine and the clinic’s medical director. 

All of the services the clinic offers, including prenatal, postpartum and infant care, is free of charge. 

The mobile care unit