Community Partners Help Give Children In Need A True Medical Home

Through a partnership with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, our KIDS Mobile Medical Clinic/Ronald McDonald Care Mobile (KMMC/RMCM) recently received a $150,000 grant from CVS Health to increase evaluation, social work, and case management services for patients with asthma, mental health concerns, and food insecurity.

“We’re so grateful for our partnership with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and this generous grant from CVS Health will have such a big impact on the critical services provided,” said Karen Torres, President and CEO of Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Washington, DC. “We look forward to seeing the difference it will make for the families we care for throughout the D.C. area.”

The KMMC/RMCM provides more than 1,200 patient visits to children and adolescents across Washington, D.C. Children are seen regardless of insurance status. Our care comes with no direct cost to patients and families will never be billed for care.

Support from local partners is essential to the operation of our “doctor’s office on wheels.” This mobile unit is a true medical home for thousands of children in public housing communities and at a residential charter school serving children impacted by the foster care system. High-quality and convenient primary care services ensure children have regular check-ups, care for acute illnesses, as well as chronic disease management.

For families like Eleanor’s, this vital service helped not only her daughter, but now her grandchildren, too.

“I don’t know what we would do without it,” says the 55-year-old resident of Southwest D.C., who has utilized the service for more than 15 years.

Learn more about the KMMC/RMCM and its expanding services in the 2018 MedStar Health Report to the Community: