Updated on August 7, 2019


Created on August 13, 2018

Clinic In A Can

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Clinic in a Can is a relocatable clinic built in a container to serve patients in remote environments with no access to a hospital.

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Product Description

Clinic in A Can is an initiative enhancing access to quality healthcare through the use of relocatable containerized clinics. These units are designed to operate in remote environments to provide more affordable and accessible medical solutions and services. These units are mainly built to aid in situations of disaster relief, remote localities, and isolation wards.

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

Manufacturing/Building Method

The units are custom-made dependent on the customer’s preference. The building materials have a life expectancy of at least 30 year, such as a plastic substrate used for the clinic walls. The substrate is also waterproof and insect repellent. High quality insulation is used to lower energy costs and reduce ambient noise. Here, you can find a detailed explanatory video.

Intellectural Property Type


User Provision Model

The Units are purchased directly from the manufacturer on a lease (only in United States and Canada) and/or purchase terms with the  costs varying on the customizations and number of units needed.

Distributions to Date Status


Design Specifications

The unit is designed with structural walls for mounting equipment and storage cabinets. Medical cabinets are placed at the far end of the room and equipment along the hallway to create space for free movement. The doors and windows are located on cargo doors to provide security but also allow the unit to be shipped as a normal container. These units are designed to run on solar power, a hybrid of solar and a diesel generator, or an electric grid. The clinics are engineered to be energy efficient, operating on less than 500 watts of electricity. Clinics are built using materials with a life expectancy of more than thirty years.

Technical Support

Support is available through the manufacturer (contact at the bottom of the page).

Replacement Components


Units or clinics are built of the high quality material with a life expectancy of more than 30 years.

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

Every human being should have access to quality healthcare.

Vetted Performance Status



Complementary Technical Systems

A reliable power source is required for this product.

Academic Research and References

Sworo, G.D., Kam, M. and Juan, E.J., 2012, Design of a Telemedicine-Based System for Clinic-In-A-Can, IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, pp. 265-270.

Gibson, B.A., Ghosh, D., Morano, J.P. and Altice, F.L., 2014, Accessibility and Utilization Patterns of a Mobile Medical Clinic among Vulnerable Populations, Health & place, 28, pp. 153-156.

International Committee of the Red Cross, 2006, Mobile Health Units Methodological Approach

Behl Khanna, A., Arora Narula, S., 2016, Mobile health units: Mobilizing healthcare to reach unreachable, International Journal of Healthcare Management, 9(1), pp. 58-66

Kamsu-Foguem, B., Foguem, C., 2014, Telemedicine and mobile health with integrative medicine in developing countries, Health Policy and Technology, 3(4), pp. 264-271

Hill, C. F., Powers, B. W., Jain, S. H., Bennet, J., Vavasis, A., Oriol, N. E., 2014, Mobile health clinics in the era of reform, The American journal of managed care, 20(3), pp. 261-264

Murphy, D. C., Fernandez-Wilson, J. B., Mobile Health Units: Design and Implementation Considerations, Aaohn Journal, pp. 526-532

Compliance with regulations

All Clinics must meet the CSC (Convention for Safe Containers) Certification before shipping. The company only sources equipment and instruments from registered, approved and certified medical equipment dealer companies.

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