ADA, Okla. (KTEN) — The Chickasaw Nation hosted the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at an Ada event on Thursday.

The main focus of the visit was to discuss mental health awareness, immunizations, and other public health initiatives led by tribal leaders.

The Inchokma Mobile Health Unit was on display; it's a partnership with the CDC, serving as a clinic on wheels for almost two years with basic prevention and primary care.

"Our first stop was in Davis right off of Interstate 35," said Family Nurse Practitioner Serena Sheppard. "Now we rotate every week; we go to a different location, and they're able to walk up onto the unit and not have an appointment, or they can call one of the clinics."

Patients are not required to pre-register, but must be eligible patients of the Chickasaw Nation Department of Health.