In cities and towns across America, our medical teams bring care to children who are vulnerable in disadvantaged communities.
Mobile Medical Units
Million health encounters to date
Thousand health care encounters each year
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Mobile Medical Units
Children served each year
Million Health encounters to date
A Medical Provider for Every Child
For too many children in poor rural and urban areas, there is no consistent, quality healthcare in their lives. The problem may be transportation, insurance, or language and cultural barriers. The end result is too often the same. Children lack the essential health services to grow and thrive. In the most heartbreaking scenarios, they develop life-threatening illnesses—or lifelong conditions—needlessly, for want of decent health care.
For over 30 years, Children’s Health Fund has been battling barriers to healthcare for children who are homeless and low-income. Out of that fight have come innovative solutions. Our “Blue Bus,” a pediatric mobile medical clinic, draws children and families for curbside checkups and treatments. It may sound unorthodox. When necessary, it is. To ensure children who are underserved get the healthcare they need, sometimes caregivers must go to the children.
Our flagship program is in New York City, where Children’s Health Fund was founded. Over the years, our programs in this location expanded healthcare services from the original mobile clinic for kids in homeless shelters to include a campus of medical clinics in the South Bronx as well as a school-based health initiative in Harlem.
Learn more about our program's medical centers and affiliations with teaching hospitals.
- Los Angeles – Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
- San Francisco – Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford
- Orlando – Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children
- South Florida – The University of Miami School of Medicine
- Baton Rouge – Baton Rouge - Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital
- New Orleans – Tulane University School of Medicine
- Clarksdale – Aaron E. Henry Community Health Center, Inc.
- Harlem - National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia University
- South Bronx – Children’s Hospital at Montefiore
- NYC - Healthy and Ready to Learn
- Memphis – LeBonheur Children's Hospital
- Austin – Dell Children’s Medical Center
- Dallas – Parkland Health & Hospital System
- Houston – Texas Children's Hospital