Since 1992, the KIDS Mobile Medical Clinic (KMMC) has provided more than 44,000 patient visits to children and adolescents living in the underserved communities of the District of Columbia who are at risk and have poor access to comprehensive pediatric health care services.
During the last year, we provided more than 2,000 medical visits to 1,000+ children who live in some of the city's most impoverished neighborhoods. We have also provided more than 250 mental health and social service interventions. Our unique coordinated team approach to care is a best practice model. The clinic will continue to provide a medical home to children and their families for years to come.
During the last 17 years, our mission has remained steadfast. The KIDS Mobile Medical Clinic was founded on the belief that every child, regardless of financial means, deserves high quality, community based and comprehensive care. We continue to surround each child with a “blanket of care” within the scope of the program’s key areas and programs:
- Comprehensive Pediatric and Adolescent Health Care
- Child Advocacy and Mental Health
- Social Services
- Education and Outreach
- DC HOYA Clinic
Our comprehensive health care model offers children the following services:
- School/sports/summer camp physicals
- Well and sick visits
- Tuberculosis screenings
- Hearing/vision screenings
- Gynecologic services
- Referrals to specialists as needed
- Medical management for chronic illnesses such as asthma, diabetes and HIV/AIDS
In the last year, we have accomplished much in these areas by expanding sites, increasing services at a family homeless shelter through the medical student driven HOYA Clinic and improving our efficiency and coordination using cutting edge electronic medical record system. We continually try to lead the way in reaching vulnerable populations with outstanding care.
The KIDS Mobile Medical Clinic is proud to work in collaboration with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Washington, DC as a Ronald McDonald Care Mobile Program. This unique network of mobile units provides worldwide partners from whom we draw expertise and to whom we offer our own considerable experience. This special vantage point allows us to help children around the world receive better care and promote MedStar Georgetown’s mission of “cura personalis”—caring for the whole person. During the last few years, our program has diversified and expanded our relationships. Last year, with the very generous support of partners and collaborators like Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Washington DC, CVS/Caremark Charitable Trust, The Joseph E. & Marjorie B. Jones Foundation, The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, the Hearst Foundation and the W. O’Neill Foundation, we have been able to bring more services to more children in need.
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