Wellness on wheels for kids
The Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals C.A.R.E. Mobile is a pediatric clinic on wheels, which offers basic health services for children from birth through age 18. The C.A.R.E. Mobile program is a partnership between Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, CoxHealth and a large family of supporters.
All services on the C.A.R.E. Mobile are provided by a nurse practitioner, working with local physicians who serve as medical directors. Services include:
- primary care
- treatment of common illnesses
A true clinic on wheels, the C.A.R.E. Mobile makes rounds to communities throughout a 32-county service area. There are no appointments on the C.A.R.E. Mobile, so you may find waiting times unpredictable. While the staff works quickly, they are thorough because every child deserves the best care possible. Children are seen on a first-come, first-seen basis. However, there are times when an ill child must be seen immediately.
The mission of the C.A.R.E. Mobile program is to provide access to health care for children in the Ozarks who have no insurance, do not have a primary care physician or whose parents cannot afford to pay for necessary services. However, no child will be turned away. Donations to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals have made it possible to continue the program.
For a current C.A.R.E. Mobile schedule, please call 417-269-KIDS.