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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 United Health Foundation enables us to provide free, comprehensive healthcare 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 over 1,500 children annually.
Medicine on the Move
Our wheelchair-accessible mobile unit visits community organizations and schools throughout Washington, D.C., and Prince George's County, Maryland, including several locations near public housing. The unit is based at the THEARC, one of our primary care centers at Children's National.
Children’s National doctors and healthcare professionals staff our mobile unit, providing medical physicals and check-ups, screenings, treatments, behavioral counseling and more.
More About Our Mobile Health Program
- Well child care
- 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
- 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.
Learn more about Dentistry at Children's National.
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 more information about the mobile unit, please reach out to Program Coordinator Bianca Constant.
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Request a Partnership with the Mobile Medical Program
We welcome the opportunity to serve children in our community. To request Children's National participation in health fairs and events across the Washington, D.C., metro area, please fill out our application form.