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Helping Kids In the Community
As the only hospital in the region dedicated exclusively to caring for kids, Children’s National mobile health services are one way we help make high-quality care accessible to more children and families in the Washington, D.C., area.
At Children’s National Hospital, improving health outcomes for children in the community is a key part of our mission. Our partnership with the Children’s Health Project of the District of Columbia enables us to provide free, comprehensive health and dental care to children from birth to age 21 in our mobile health program. The Children’s Health Project is part of a nationwide program supported by the Children’s Health Fund, dedicated to improving access for children to quality health services through mobile healthcare. By bringing care to kids in their own community, the program serves approximately 4,000 children through 7,000 visits annually.
Medicine on the Move
Our big, blue wheelchair-accessible mobile units visit 11 sites weekly throughout Washington, D.C., including several locations near public housing. These units are based at the THEARC - Congress Heights, one of our primary care centers. We also provide some mobile health services in Prince George’s County, Maryland.
Children’s National doctors and healthcare professionals staff our mobile units, providing medical physicals and check-ups, screenings, treatments, behavioral counseling and more for a wide variety of conditions. In addition, our state-of-the-art mobile dental unit is equipped to provide comprehensive dental care for children right in their neighborhood.
More About Our Mobile Health Program
- Well child care
- Walk-in (same day) care for sick children
- On-call emergency acute care (available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
- Referrals to specialists
- School physicals
- 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
- Family crisis management
- Grandparent support group
- Laboratory services
- Lead screening
- Tuberculosis screening
Our state-of-the-art mobile dental unit is equipped to provide comprehensive dental care for children and is available four days a week.
- Cleanings and preventative care
- Digital X-rays
- Fluoride treatments
- Elective surgical procedures
- Fillings and restorations
- Periodontal care
- Sealant application
We also can assist you with referrals to hospital specialists for orthodontics and oral surgery.
All of the Children’s National Hospital 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.
Learn more about our insurance and billing.
If you would like to make an appointment or want to know more about our mobile health services, you can call the THEARC for more information at 202-436-3060.