At Children’s National, improving health outcomes for children in the community is a key 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 Washington, D.C. area.
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 health care. 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 Children’s Health Center at THEARC, one of our primary care centers. We also provide some mobile health services in Maryland’s Prince George’s County.
Children’s National doctors and health care 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.