Instead of going to the doctor’s office, for some children, the doctor is coming to them. A new mobile clinic is starting to make rounds throughout Northeast Indiana. It helps give young children the care they need, for free.
Parkview Health and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northeast Indiana have teamed up to bring the Ronald McDonald House Care Mobile to different neighborhoods. The 40-foot-long mobile clinic has two patient exam rooms, a testing lab, and a patient education area. Staff Members provide free checkups, a number of health screenings, strep tests, and vaccinations to children under age 5 who do not have insurance.
“That’s one of those barriers, if they don’t have healthcare, or they don’t have the funds to seek healthcare, they feel that they don’t have any other options, now we are there to provide that care at no cost to them,” said Richard Winchell, Clinic Manager for the Care Mobile.
Parkview Health plans to work with schools, churches, and parks so the mobile clinic can provide the free services at those locations. The bus will also make stops at community events. The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile will be out Monday through Thursday. To check for times and locations click here.