The Loyola University Medical Center pediatric mobile health unit is a pediatric doctor’s office on wheels serving underprivileged communities in the Chicago area. The first of its kind in the Midwest, it provides medically underserved children, from birth to age 21, with vital health care services that they otherwise might not be able to access.
Thanks to the generosity of donors, a new 26,000-pound, 30-foot mobile unit with two clinic rooms was purchased and put in use in October 2014.
Services provided include:
- Physical exam, which is required before pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and sixth and ninth grades
- Sports physical, which is recommended for all grade-school and high-school athletes
- Lab testing, including for hemoglobin, lead for children under age 6, random glucose
- Vision screening
- Health education
- Hearing and vision screening
- Asthma screening, management and education
- Obesity screening
- Injury prevention education
- Nutrition education
Services provided by the Pediatric Mobile Health Unit are made possible through the generous support of the Children’s Care Foundation, U.S. Bank, the Brinson Foundation, the Edmond and Alice Opler Foundation and the Blowitz-Ridgeway Foundation.
To schedule a mobile health unit site visit, call (708) 216-3299.