Pediatric Mobile Clinic
University of Miami Pediatric Mobile Clinic (UMPMC)
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Established in 1992 as a response to hurricane Andrew, the University of Miami Pediatric Mobile Clinic has provided medical care to uninsured children in need for nearly two decades. Services provided include well-visits, sports physicals, immunizations, management of chronic conditions, urgent care, mental health, and social work. Major activities include:
- Providing direct primary medical care for nearly 3,000 children a year who are without health insurance and access to medical providers and linking those who need it to specialists;
- Providing mental health services for children and families identified to have specific needs;
- Providing prevention education and support to reduce obesity and tobacco use and other preventable disease;
- Assisting parents and grandparents with social service, case management and educational attainment issues to strengthening families and increase self-sufficiency;
- Educating caregivers, community members and stakeholders about the specific health and developmental needs of children; and
- Training future health care providers to meet the challenges of serving disadvantaged children, mentoring them to increase the numbers of those who will choose careers that serve the underserved.