Harris County Precinct 2 has purchased the first of two SMARTPODS available in the U.S. Known as ACCESS2HEALTH, pods will initially be used for COVID-19 testing. In the future, the pods will be available to treat infectious diseases and other illnesses.
The first SmartPod will be stationed at Northeast Community Center (10918 Bentley St., Houston, TX 77093) in Aldine. The second of the two SmartPod ACCESS2HEALTH units is expected to be stationed at East Harris Activity Center (7340 Spencer Hwy, Pasadena, TX 77505). The mobile clinics, designed and engineered by Baylor College of Medicine with volumetric modeling by engineers from NASA's Johnson Space Center, are an innovative answer to dealing with health care needs in Harris County Precinct 2.