HSC Pediatric Mobile Clinic surpasses 10,000 patient encounters

May 21, 2021

By Kathryn Lytton 

Pmu Web

Since 2014, HSC’s Pediatric Mobile Clinic has provided critical health care resources to underserved children in Fort Worth. Traveling to neighborhoods across the city, the mobile clinic offers wellness visits, school/sports physicals, immunizations, screenings and education at no cost to families.

Without the services provided by the Pediatric Mobile Clinic, these children would have limited access to health care due to barriers such as transportation or lack of insurance. These hurdles often go hand in hand with other challenges such as food insecurity and lack of access to other necessities for child to thrive.

Along with a pediatrician, licensed vocational nurse and other medical staff, the Pediatric Mobile Clinic has a social worker on board to assist patients in navigating and accessing services available to address their needs beyond immediate health care.

While the Pediatric Mobile Clinic provides care for a wide range of issues, there is a focus on improving the quality of health for children through preventative care and health education. This brings intervention early on to patients highest at risk.  


By The Numbers 

Pediatric Mobile Clinic Impact since 2014

  • 10,282 patient encounters 
  • 4,138 patients vaccinated (non-COVID-19) 
  • 71 virtual visits since March 2020 

Patient demographics  

  • 13.7% age 0-2  
  • 21.6% age 3-5  
  • 27.1% age 6-11  
  • 37.6% age 12-18  
  • 48.5% male 
  • 51.5% female  
  • 55% without insurance 

HSC is working to eliminate health disparities

HSC, driven by its core value to Serve Others First, is committed to helping deliver health care and improving access to all Texans through service and education.


 

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