Gulf Stream Coach of Nappanee, Ind., has provided a Gulf Stream travel trailer to the South Bend Clinic for use as a mobile testing facility to help the people of Elkhart County battle the coronavirus and the spread of COVID-19 according to RVBusiness.
The travel trailer provides a warm, dry, secure, controlled base of operations for the health care professionals administering the tests. It is centrally located in Elkhart just off East Jackson Boulevard in the parking lot adjacent to the new Elkhart Aquatic & Fitness Center.
Those being tested are able to remain in their vehicles, with the tests administered on a “drive-through” basis from 10am - 4pm, Monday to Friday. The location provides a convenient yet well-isolated environment with plenty of parking.
“The South Bend Clinic is sincerely grateful for the generosity of Gulf Stream for providing a way for us to continue our COVID-19 testing outreach efforts. It is important for the Elkhart community and surrounding areas to have testing capabilities outside St. Joseph County. This is another example of how we are all coming together to better serve the needs of the community,” said CEO of the South Bend Clinic Kelly Macken-Marble.
Anyone seeking a test can contact the South Bend Clinic testing hotline in advance at 574-307-6870 for scheduling. Alternatively, individuals can request “drive through” service by reporting to the Elkhart location and calling 574-204-7244 from the parking lot.
In addition to the mobile testing facility, Gulf Stream Coach has been providing essential supplies to local nursing homes. The company is also working with its dealers in many ways to provide support for their efforts to serve their customers and communities.