Ascension is working with St. Louis-based Mercy and SSM Health to provide X-ray imaging and medical record management for a mobile clinic established by the Archdiocese of St. Louis.

The mobile clinic will serve uninsured individuals in rural communities, according to St. Louis Public Radio.

Sister Marie Paul Lockerd, DO, a primary care physician, will work with volunteer providers to serve uninsured patients in rural areas who would otherwise use costly emergency rooms for services.

Other partners in the effort are Rural Parish Workers and Catholic Charities of St. Louis. The mobile clinic staff will collaborate with local agencies that offer free medical services to ensure they’re providing the most care in the most efficient way.