5 W's of Buying a Mobile Medical Unit

Not sure where to start when buying a mobile medical unit? Take a look at our 5 W's. It's a great place to start and a valuable guide for you and your team to create a strategic plan for your specialty vehicle. 



  • Who are you targeting?

  • Who will be operating this vehicle? 


 What services will you provide on the mobile unit?

  • General practice 

  • STI/STD screening

  • Dental 

  • Mammography 

  • OSHA Screening/occupational health 

  • Vision Screening/Ophthalmology 

  • Hearing Screening

  • Pediatrics 

  • Geriatrics 

  • Behavioral Health 

  • Mental Health 

  • Counseling 

  • Opioid/substance abuse clinics

  • Needle Exchange/ Community Outreach vehicles 



  • When will you need this vehicle?

  • What is your timeline?



  • Where will you be operating this vehicle? (International/national/county/city)

  • How far will you travel/how many miles do you plan to put on it?

  • What does the terrain look like?

    • Whether you are driving your vehicle in the mountains or in the plains, it will determine which type of vehicle we recommend.



  • Why are you purchasing this vehicle?

  • Are you a non-profit, charity, for-profit, private practice, private business, etc?

  • What need are you meeting with this mobile unit?


Investing in a mobile unit is a big decision, that's why it's important you are confident in your specialty vehicle. We will walk with you every step of the way from the first inquiry to the final delivery. Our Matthews team makes sure your custom mobile medical unit is crafted with the highest quality and built to meet all of you and your organization's needs.

The beauty of working with Matthews is that we build on so many different modalities, which allows us to crossover build styles and layouts giving you unlimited customizability. Our facility and process speak for themselves. Come by our facility any time and we would love to show you around and give you a tour of our brand new building, vehicles, and production process.