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PO Box 20097                                                                                                                         Toledo, Ohio 43610                                                                                               info@lifelinetoledo.com                                                                                               Phone: 419.806.6617. Please call to get information for our next scheduled time at St. Timothy's.

Lifeline

In our effort to reach out to our community Lifeline Toledo mobile medical bus is now coming to St. Tim's. This is an all volunteer outreach led by Steve North who has an amazing street level ministry in Toledo. We are working to establish a regular schedule of visits to the Clothesline and the people of Perrysburg and hope to have a regular schedule of visits from Lifeline in the coming months.

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"Some information on the Medical Mobile Unit from Lifeline Toledo...

""Buszilla" has become an icon in the city of Toledo since it's introduction in October of 2009. Wherever it goes, people honk and wave wildly. It's a little over the top sometimes, but that's only because when people see the big bus they know what it means.
 
It means hope. When "Buszilla" rolls up it means nurses will be aboard to check blood pressure readings and blood sugar levels, listen to heart and lungs, and give either the comfort of knowing one is ok for another week, or that there is trouble brewing and it needs to be addressed.
 
Every Saturday morning in downtown Toledo, in support and collaboration with Food for Thought and others, "Buszilla" takes preventative healthcare to people who are unhoused or inadequately housed, uninsured or under-insured. Many come every week, just wanting to find out how they're doing - some just so they can connect with somebody who'll care about them and their life and health. LifeLine's volunteer nurses have gained a reputation for dependability and genuine caring.
 
About once a month, the Black Bag Project (BBP) comes aboard the big purple mobile medical unit. On these days there is a doctor, a pharmacist, University of Toledo medical students, and nurses of the Neighborhood Health Association and Mildred Bayer Clinic for the Homeless (also ministry partners with LifeLine). On these days, triage operations are conducted outside the door of the bus, medical students interview patients to construct a complete medical history, the physician conducts a complete physical exam and writes prescriptions where they are warranted, the pharmacist calls the scripts in to the pharmacy at St. Vincent Mercy Hospital, and the meds are in the patient's hands before they leave the site. It's a great sight to behold!
 
Whether downtown on a Saturday morning, at a migrant worker camp in the late summer, or at a river side tent city, the purple bus means hope. The health needs of people who are often neglected are attended to by the medical professionals who serve aboard "Buszilla," lives are saved and worries allayed.
 
It's big...and it's purple. Seriously."