May 19, 2011 8:52 PM by Dr. Anya Winslow
Do not be surprised if you see a huge Ronald McDonald medical truck in your neighborhood.
It is called the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile.
The mobile health unit travels throughout the Pikes Peak region Tuesday through Friday and offers a variety of medical and dental services for people twenty-one and younger at no cost or for a small fee.
"We provide exceptional health care for those who are facing access barriers, so this is just a great way to get out into the community and break down those access barriers, such as transportation or financial barriers," says Nicole Noll, who runs the mobile unit.
On medical days, which are Tuesday and Wednesdays, examples of their services include school and sports physicals, immunizations, acute care, among others.
Thursdays and Fridays are their dental days. "The first initial appointment is for their exams and x-rays, and then we can do treatment, cleanings, fillings, sealants, fluoride treatments, extractions on other visits, if they need it," adds Noll.
"Our medical services and our dental exam services are at no charge for children who have Medicaid, CHP+ or even if they're uninsured," says Noll.
They will even help people enroll in Medicaid and CHP+.
Click here to find out where the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile will be next, as well to find out how to schedule an appointment for medical or dental care.
The vehicle was donated to Peak Vista by Ronald McDonald House Charities in 2009 and the program is made possible by a partnership between the two.