Mobile Clinics are Healthcare Lifeline for Those in Need

NBC Nightly News reported on the Children’s Health Fund fleet of mobile medical clinics that bring “doctors on buses” to America’s most disadvantaged kids across the country.

NBC Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Nancy Snyderman focused on the Children’s Health Fund’s 26 year dedication to the health care of homeless and disadvantaged children.  Pediatrician Alan Shapiro, long-time Medical Director, was featured along with the poignant story of Juan Robles, once a patient, now a doctor completing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center.  Juan found a doctor and a mentor in Dr. Shapiro, who inspired him to pursue what seemed like an impossible dream, to become a doctor. Today, with 22,000 children sleeping in homeless shelters in NYC each night, getting health care remains a struggle for many families living in poverty.  In the segment, CHF president Dr. Irwin Redlener describes how hard these parents try to do all they can for their children.

Children’s Health Center at THEARC provides a Mobile Health Program by operating mobile medical and dental vans that travel throughout the community to provide care which includes immunizations, physical examinations, chronic illness management, medical screenings, oral healthcare, psycho-educational evaluations and referrals for specialty services and legal services.

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