The pediatric mobile clinic of the Ronald McDonald® Children’s Hospital of Loyola University Medical Center is a children’s clinic on wheels serving underprivileged communities in the Chicago area. The first of its kind in the Midwest, the clinic provides medically underserved children ages 0-21 with vital health care services that they might not otherwise receive.
Services on board the 13-ton, 40-foot mobile health clinic include:
- Routine physicals
- Vision screening
- Audiology, hearing, screening
- Lung function screening
- Asthma care
- Ongoing asthma education and intervention is provided at two area school with a high incidence of asthma
- Lead screenings
- Childhood disease prevention & education
- Childhood health promotion
- Injury prevention and education
- Nutrition Education
The services offered by the Pediatric Mobile Medical Unit are without regards to an ability to pay, thanks to support from the Wallace D. Johnson Children’s Care Foundation and the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicago and Northwest Indiana as well as other generous grantors.