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Inside a bus, East Texans get the health care they can’t afford or find anywhere else

Access to health care is limited in rural Texas. The mobile clinic operated by Beaumont-based TAN Healthcare aims to close that gap.

Shelly Huffman meets with a nurse practitioner as patients receive healthcare at a mobile health clinic in Kirbyville, Texas, U.S., on Monday, October 17, 2022.
Anita Drake, a nurse practitioner, conducts an appointment with Shelly Huffman as patients receive healthcare at a mobile health clinic in Kirbyville on Oct. 17, 2022.
Melissa Forward, a medical assistant, walks toward a bus that provides health care in Kirbyville on Oct. 17, 2022.

Rural counties struggle for health access

Dena Hughes, the CEO of TAN Healthcare, poses for a portrait as patients receive healthcare at a mobile health clinic in Kirbyville on Oct. 17, 2022.

Providing compassionate care

Lyndon Hallmark, the mobile health center manager, poses for a portrait as patients receive healthcare at a mobile health clinic in Kirbyville, Texas, U.S., on Monday, October 17, 2022.

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