It is often seen that high-risk/vulnerable populations are less likely to access fixed-facility ICTCs due to several impediments, the most important ones being distance and timing. Mobile ICTCs can be one way of taking a package of health services into the community.
A mobile ICTC consisting of a team of paramedical helath-care providers (a health educators/ANM, counselor and LT) can set up a temporary clinic with flexible working hours in hard-to- reach areas, where services are provided ranging from regular health cgeck-up, syndromic treatment for STI/reproductive tract infection (RTI) and other minor ailments, antenatal care, immunization, as well as HIV counseling and testing services. Mobile ICTCs can thus cater to a larger audience and be a more effective preventive intervention by ensuring the reach of services.
A mobile ICTC will consist of a van with a room to conduct a general examination and counseling and a space for the collection and processing of blood samples, etc.