Ronald McDonald House Charities of Pittsburgh has partnered with Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh to provide the Care Mobile, a 40-foot vehicle designed and built specifically for the delivery of pediatric health care. The state of the art vehicle brings vital medical services to underserved communities in Western Pennsylvania. Pediatricians, nurses, nurse practitioners and respiratory therapists from Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh provide medical care to children who are unable to visit the doctor regularly. The Care Mobile provides services to more than 1,000 patients per year.
Services provided by the Care Mobile include:
- wellness visits
- sports physicals
- dental exams
- asthma care
- sick visits
Unique to the Care Mobile of Pittsburgh is the Distraction Therapy Program. This program alleviates the stress children experience when going to the doctor’s office. When children enter the exam rooms, they are transformed into a tree house or under the sea adventure. The children then focus on as to what is going on around them rather than the reason they are there. Games have even been designed for these rooms during the medical visit, thus making it a better experience for both the parents and the children.
For more information, please call Cheryl Kraus at 412-692-7777.