Ronald McDonald Care Mobile
of UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Pittsburgh and Morgantown partners with UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh to provide the Ronald McDonald 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 Allegheny County. Pediatricians, nurses, nurse practitioners and respiratory therapists from UPMC Children’s Hospital provide medical care to children who are unable to visit the doctor regularly. The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile provides services to 1,700 patients per year. The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile is supported in part by generous contributions from The Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation and Mylan Foundation.
Services provided by the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile include:
- wellness visits
- sports physicals
- dental exams
- asthma care
- sick visits
Unique to the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile 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 Pittsburgh Penguins themed igloo 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.
Find out where and when the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile will be:
Ronald McDonald Care Mobile Schedule
Follow the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile on Facebook to see where it will be next.
For more information, please call 412-352-1059.