Since 2003, the Children’s Medical Center at Rockford Health System has provided dental and medical care to uninsured children in the region through the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile. The Care Mobile is a 40-foot, 26,000 pound pediatric clinic on wheels that delivers medical and dental care to uninsured children across the region: Boone, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson and Winnebago Counties. The vehicle houses two patient examination rooms, a laboratory, a reception area and a medical records area. The Care Mobile visits “host sites” in five counties in Illinois, including Boone, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson and Winnebago.
A team of medical professionals including a nurse practitioner, a dentist and a dental assistant travel on the Care Mobile. Onsite Dental is partnering with Rockford Health System to provide the dental care. Staff on the Care Mobile also help enroll children in the state’s All Kids Program.
Funding for the Care Mobile is provided by Ronald McDonald House Charities, the Rockford Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and the Rockford Memorial Development Foundation. Since 2003, we have had 10,864 visits from more than 7,720 children and their families. In 2015, we provided the following services:
The Care Mobile staff offers the following services:
Please call the Care Mobile or check with your school nurse to find out when we will be near you!
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