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Mobile Health

The Mobile unit
Improving health outcomes for children in the community is part of our mission. As the only hospital in the region dedicated exclusively to caring for kids, Children’s mobile health services are one way we help make high-quality care accessible to more children and families in the District of Columbia.

The Children’s Health Project of the District of Columbia provides free, comprehensive health and dental care to children from birth to age 21. Our big, blue wheelchair accessible mobile units visit 11 sites weekly throughout Washington, DC, including several locations near public housing. In March 2012, Children's National expanded to include services to Prince George's County, MD.  

The Children’s Health Project is part of a nationwide program supported by the Children’s Health Fund, dedicated to improving access for approximately children to quality health services through mobile-based health care – bringing care to kids in their own community. The program serves approximately 4,000 children through 7,000 visits annually.

Medicine on the Move
Children’s doctors and healthcare professionals staff the mobile units, providing medical physicals and check-ups, screenings, treatments, and behavioral counseling for a wide variety of conditions. Our programs and services include:  
• Behavioral and psychological evaluations
• Case management
• Community health and parent education projects
• Community outreach and referrals
• Early periodic screening, diagnosis, and treatment (EPSDT) program visits
• On-call emergency acute care (available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
• Immunizations
• Family crisis management
• Grandparent support group
• Laboratory services
• Lead screening
• Referrals to specialists
• School physicals
• Tuberculosis screening
• Walk-in (same day) care for sick children
•    Well child care

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Traveling Dental Care
Children’s state-of-the-art mobile dental unit is equipped to provide comprehensive dental care for children. Services include:
• Cleanings and preventative care
• Digital X-rays
• Fluoride treatments
• Elective surgical procedures  
• Periodontal care
• Sealant application
• Fillings and restorations
We also can assist you with referrals to hospital specialists for orthodontics and oral surgery. Dental care is available four days a week.

Insurance and Medicaid
All the mobile health and dental units accept Medicaid, HMOs, and private insurance. For families without health or dental insurance, the staff may provide their services for free or help interested families find insurance.

Mobile Health Schedule and Locations

Monday through Friday 8:30 am – 7:30 pm
Children’s Health Center @ THEARC
1901 Mississippi Ave, SE 
(2nd, 3rd, and 4th of each month)
10 am – 4 pm
Benning Park Community Center, Ward 7
601 53rd St, SE
DC General Campus, Ward 6
1900 Massachusetts Ave, SE
(1st of each month)
10 am – 4 pm
Brentwood Apartments, Ward 5
14th and Saratoga, SE
St. Coletta of Greater Washington, Ward 6
1901 Independence Avenue SE
(2nd, 3rd, and 4th of each month)
10 am – 4 pm
Atlantic Terrace Apartments, Ward 8
4319 3rd Street, SE
(1st of each month)
10 am – 4 pm
Washington Jesuit Academy, Ward 5
900 Varnum Street, NE
10 am – 4 pm
DC General Campus
1900 Massachusetts Ave, SE
(1st of each month)
11 am – 4 pm
Ferebee Hope Community Center
3855 8th Street, SE
(2nd, 3rd, and 4th of each month)
11 am – 4 pm
Edgewood Terrace
611 Edgewood St, NE
10 am – 4 pm
Fort Dupont Community Center
24 Ridge Road, SE

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