Pediatric Mobile Health
Bringing healthcare to the community
Our Pediatric Mobile Health team provides pediatric healthcare to families who are hesitant and/or unable to come to our clinics or hospital. We meet families where they are.
The Pediatric Mobile Health program began as an innovative healthcare model in response to the dramatic decline in essential childhood immunizations during the early phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. Without essential vaccines, the community is at risk for vaccine-preventable diseases, such as measles or whooping cough.
The pandemic not only exposed but worsened many long-standing barriers to get care for some families. To meet these needs, our work expanded beyond vaccines, to include well child check ups and other basic healthcare services.
During the visit, children can expect to:
- Receive a brief health exam (including weight, height, and vital signs) or well child check-up
- Receive immunizations appropriate for the child’s age
- Address any acute health needs
- Have blood drawn for basic labs, such as hemoglobin or lead if needed
- Receive books to promote literacy
- Get referrals back to a medical home and specialty care, if needed
- Get resources for social needs including support for food insecurity, if applicable
- Adult household members can also receive their influenza or COVID vaccine