The Premier Mobile Health Services Story
Many years ago, Deanie was undocumented with no access to health care. She was often afraid to seek medical care in shame and the fear of deportation.
A successful journey is typically marked by stories of despair that lead to triumph over adversity. Deanie’s beginnings were humbler and more eventful than most. She was a teenage mother and a high school dropout who was drowning in self-destruction and self-hate. She soon realized she was not living up to her potential, so she began searching for ways to improve her life. Deanie started by earning her GED and then linked her interests and passions to a career in nursing. In nursing, Deanie found her calling; she loves connecting with and taking care of others. As her confidence grew, she continued to earn more credentials, then quickly emerged into a self-realized entrepreneur and change agent in addition to being a mother of three children.
Several years ago, while pursuing her master’s degree in nursing, her capstone was about owning a mobile medical clinic after retiring from her full-time job. However, three and a half years later, while working at the local hospital, Deanie discovered that too many young African American males were on dialysis. To add to that, they were being diagnosed with chronic, yet preventable diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, obesity, and other life-threatening illnesses. She knew those outcomes could have been different if they had sought medical care earlier in their lives.
With a sense of urgency to care for the vulnerable in Lee County, Deanie searched on eBay, and from her own personal savings, she purchased her first mobile medical unit. Since making this investment in 2018, and with a staff of 10, Premier Mobile has provided health screenings, health education, and disease management services to over 9,000 individuals including COVID testing and vaccinations.
Premier Mobile Health Services is celebrated as a teaching facility and quality healthcare provider in Lee County and is partnered with notable institutions such as the University of Miami and Vanderbilt University. Deanie was recently awarded Preceptor of the Year for Nova Southeastern University. In addition, Premier Mobile is contracted with Aids Healthcare Foundation, Florida Department of Health and in February of 2022, Premier Mobile was named as a sub-award federal grantee through a partnership with Lee Health which is valued at $700,000. Also on June 15, 2022, Premier Mobile was honored to become a United Way of Lee County partner. Days later, the organization was awarded $400,000 in ARPA funding for its innovative Health Improvement with Care project.
Deanie sees her story in every patient she serves and hopes to improve the lives of many more in her community. Call us today to schedule an appointment to experience the difference that compassionate, comprehensive, quality healthcare can make in your life.
Our philosophy of partnership and collaboration is the key to our success and growth. Our partnerships allow us to serve as a vehicle for delivering practical solutions to health care disparities in our community.
The University of Miami and Vanderbilt University assist us with staff training on HIV and other diseases. Florida Health Department provides breast cancer screening and assists us with vaccination and testing. The AIDS foundation assists with HIV testing. Our affiliation with the American Heart Association provides free BP cuffs. Through our partnership with Direct Relief, we can provide free medications and vitamins for our patients, and our referrals to Hodges University School of Dentistry help us to provide affordable dental care. Our collaboration with the Alliance for Period Supplies of SWFL allows us to we distribute sanitary napkins to the women we meet at our Health Fairs and during our travels throughout the community.
We currently serve our outlying community in multiple locations with visits from our mobile medical clinics to Mt. Herman Ministries in Central Fort Myers, The Pine Manor Community Center in South Fort Myers, The Suncoast Estates Community Center in North Fort Myers, The United Way House in North Fort Myers, Café of Life in Bonita Springs, First Community Congregational Church in Lehigh Acres, and The Center for Progress and Excellence in East Fort Myers.
Premier Mobile has partnerships with Lee Health’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Disparity Group and the University of Miami’s AIDS Education Training Center, a grant provided through the Health Resource and Service Administration.
We were recently invited to be a part of the Harvard University Mobile Health Map and Harvard continues to make the case that “mobile healthcare is good for communities.”
Lee Health’s partnership with Premier Mobile Health Services is the route to better health and a ‘driving’ force as to how patient care is delivered in this ever changing world. Services include preventative care, education, health plans, chronic disease management and prevention, free health screenings, HIV and STD Testing, COVID-19 testing and Vaccinations, and so much more.
Since the pandemic started in 2020, Premier Mobile Health Services has provided over 6,000 free COVID-19 tests and is administered COVID-19 vaccines to the homeless, low-income and no-income, migrant farmworkers, and children and families.
COVID-19 continues to impact Premier Mobile Health Services’ priorities for 2023 because Premier is now seeing a growing need for not only healthcare, but for resources and access to mental health services for those suffering from long term COVID symptoms. Through our innovative Health Improvement with Care Program, our goal is to empower not only the patient, but our partnership agencies to care for the whole person, anticipate needs and prepare for the future.
The team at Premier Mobile Health Services expresses gratitude for the participation of Medical Residents, Nurse Practitioner students, Medical Assistants and Certified Nursing Assistant students, to make providing services possible at no-cost and low-cost. Premier Mobile Health Services has 12 affiliation agreements with national and local Universities, serving as a bridge for students transitioning into their professional careers.
Lee Health is excited and grateful for its partnership with Premier Mobile Health Services and its Founder and CEO Nadine “Deanie” Singh. Under Deanie’s leadership, Lee Health has increased its understanding of the health care inequities experienced by individuals of varied races, ethnicities, religions, and lifestyles. Most importantly, it has been instrumental in bridging gaps in services and uncover more opportunities to provide higher quality healthcare for all.