GUH Kids Mobile Medical Clinic
WISH LIST: $100: sick visit for 1 child; $500: fuel for the mobile clinic for 1 month; $1000: laboratory services for 8 uninsured children
DC is home to 114,000 children -- some of them the most medically underserved in the nation. One in three live in poverty, and families often lack both health insurance and access to providers. So each week, the 40-foot KIDS Mobile Medical Clinic's Ronald McDonald Care Mobile comes to them. The first of its kind in Washington, it travels to "health professional shortage areas” including seven public housing communities, two high schools, and the DC General Emergency Family Shelter -- offering comprehensive, ongoing medical care with no out-of-pocket cost to families. With both primary care physicians and Georgetown sub-specialists at the ready, KMMC provides annual physicals, immunizations, mental health care, ophthalmology exams and eyeglass-fittings, gynecology services, sick visits, and chronic illness management. Wellness and education go hand-in-hand: KMMC frequently sponsors health fairs at partner schools and oversees the HOYA Clinic at DC General, where medical students learn to address health care inequities. Since its inception, the clinic has made 40,000 visits to over 3,000 patients. Every home needs a caring doctor: KMMC makes sure that one is there.
Matthew D Levy, MD
3800 Reservoir Road, NW, 2PHC, Department of Pediatrics
Washington, DC 20007