close.png form_overlay_title.png

Sign up for our eNewsletter to read inspiring stories from our families and learn how your support helps children heal.

  •  
  • Error

    We're unable to retrieve your data due to an error.

  • close.png thank_you.png

    FOR HELPING FAMILIES FIND STRENGTH IN NUMBERS.

    You’ve just joined your fellow RMHC ambassadors in pledging your support by signing up for our e-newsletter. With your help, more families will find strength in one another so their children can be strong enough to heal. Our e-newsletter delivers relevant content that will educate you, inspire you and show you that RMHC and our families wouldn’t be as strong without you.

    /your_friends.png?v=1  Ronald McDonald House Charities

     

    Ronald McDonald Care Mobile

    Providing access to health care where children need it most

    From focusing on the treatment of pediatric cancer in Poland to ophthalmology in Thailand and immunizations in New Orleans, 52 Ronald McDonald Care Mobiles are providing access to health care where children need it most.


    Did you know?

    • In Poland, the diagnosis of cancer in children at advanced stages is nearly 20 percent, whereas in Western Europe only 6 to 7 percent of the cases diagnosed are in advanced stages.
    • More than 51 million hours of schooling are lost annually due to the lack of dental care among American children.
    • Tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease today in the United States, five times more common than asthma.
    • Each year, nearly 10 million children die worldwide, mostly from preventable and treatable causes.
    • Almost 10% of all children in Latvia have untreated eyesight problems that are significant enough to make everyday activities, such as reading and studying, a challenge.

    These numbers don't have to be this high. In fact, we don't want them to exist at all, which is why we operate Ronald McDonald Care Mobiles in vulnerable communities across the U.S. and around the globe. By providing cost-effective, high-quality medical, dental and health education services, these vehicles literally open the door to health care for thousands of children.


    What makes the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile program unique?
    When it comes to delivering health care, our Ronald McDonald Care Mobiles take a holistic approach.

    • Prevention: We deliver health education, which reduces overall medical costs, addresses behavior and lifestyle choices and helps motivate families to improve and maintain their health.
    • Treatment: We provide services ranging from immunizations and preventive check-ups to dental care and treatment for chronic and acute illnesses.
    • Referral: Our staff works with families to help them get access to ongoing care with a primary doctor or dentist.

    Services for Families
    All Ronald McDonald Care Mobile services are provided in a 40-foot long, 8-foot wide, state-of-the-art vehicle built specifically for delivering pediatric health care services. Each vehicle, which ultimately costs around $500,000 to get on the road, includes two patient examination rooms, a laboratory, and reception and medical records areas.

    Depending on community needs, Ronald McDonald Care Mobile services may include:

    • Primary care, well-child visits and developmental screening
    • Immunizations
    • Diagnostic, preventive and restorative dental care
    • Oral hygiene education
    • Asthma treatment and self-management education
    • Pulmonary function testing
    • Vision, hearing and lead screening
    • School and sports physicals
    • Prenatal care for pregnant teens
    • Childhood health promotion and injury prevention education
    • Nutrition counseling
    • Pediatric specialty care, such as oncology, cardiology and otolaryngology
    • Ophthalmology
    • Mental health assessment and referral
    • Blood collection
    • Social service resource referral
    • Health education
    • Care for special needs children

    Building upon unique expertise and strong relationships
    RMHC Chapters and local clinical service providers work together to apply their administrative, clinical and operational expertise and community resources to identify gaps in care, then deliver services tailored to the needs of their community. Together, they deliver services that go beyond treatment; they reduce reliance on emergency rooms, heighten awareness of healthy lifestyles, and help eligible families obtain government-assisted health insurance and more.

    What_We_Do-04-RM_Care_Mobile_Small_Image.jpg
    connect Icon

    CONNECT

    fb campaign twitter campaign pinterest campaign youtube campaign

    WHAT WE DO

    Keeping families together to help kids heal and cope better

    • ronald mcdonald houses


      house

      A "home-away-from-home" to keep parents and children together
      Learn More

      plus and minus symbols
      house
    • ronald mcdonald family rooms


      mother and child

      A place for families to rest right in the hospital
      Learn More

      plus and minus symbols
      mother and child
    • ronald mcdonald care mobiles


      father and son

      Access to health care where children need it most
      Learn More

      plus and minus symbols
      father and son
    • grants


      children holding hands

      Extending the reach and impact of RMHC
      Learn More

      plus and minus symbols
      children holding hands
    • RMHC U.S.
      scholarships


      children with large check

      Assistance for students to achieve their college dream
      Learn More

      plus and minus symbols
      children with large check

    RMHC STORIES

    • The Pollard Family Family overlay

      The Pollard Family

      X

      Friends Become Family at RMHC

      When my son James was 15 months old, he was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. When he was two, we traveled from our home near Huntsville, AL to St. Louis, MO, so he could have a Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy surgery. During James’ surgery and recovery at St. Louis Children's Hospital, we were so grate... Read More

    • The Gillespie Family Family overlay

      The Gillespie Family

      X

      Such a Blessing to My Family

      My husband and I often talk about the miracles we would have missed if we had given in to our fears and doubts about adding to our family of six by adopting a beautiful little girl from China. Or if we had let our inexperience as parents to a special needs child keep us from bringing two more beauti... Read More

    • The Hoover Family Family overlay

      The Hoover Family

      X

      Helping RMHC Provide Comfort and Care to RMHC Families

      When my daughter was born at just 31 weeks last fall, we suddenly found ourselves spending day and night at the Charleston Area Medical Center (CAMC). We wanted to be with Aspen as much as possible while she was in the NICU. Our family was so blessed to be able to stay at the Ronald McDonald House C... Read More

    • Francesca Family overlay

      Francesca

      X

      Heads or Tails?

      On her birthday, 14-year-old Francesca of Mantua, Italy, learned that she had myelodysplasia leukemia and needed a bone marrow transplant. She would have to leave home and stay in a hospital that was more than an hour from her home to undergo medical treatment. It was the worst birthday possible. An... Read More

    • The Vu Family Family overlay

      The Vu Family

      X

      Martin Vu

      While each Ronald McDonald House is astonishingly unique, they were all designed with one simple premise in mind – to be a warm, welcoming home away from home for families traveling to receive critical care for their child. Equipped with laundry facilities, full service kitchens, playrooms, and lovi... Read More

    • All American Games Family overlay

      All American Games

      X

      All American Basketball Games Bring Players and Children Together

      Each year, The McDonald's High School All American® Basketball Games bring elite high school players from all over the country together for East vs. West exhibition games. This great event raises funds for RMHC Chapters and raises the spirits of children staying in local Ronald McDonald Houses. ... Read More

    • Whitley Simpson Family overlay

      Whitley Simpson

      X

      Love for RMHC Runs in my Family

      When I was born, my parents learned that I had a heart defect called ‘transposition of the great vessels’ that required open heart surgery. The next day, I was flown from Tallahassee, Florida, to Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Florida. My parents drove the two and a half hours from Tallahassee to G... Read More

    • The Richards Family Family overlay

      The Richards Family

      X

      Forever Grateful for RMHC

      When our two-year-old daughter Avery suddenly became very ill over Labor Day weekend two years ago, my husband Ryan and I rushed her to our local hospital. The ER doctors did a CAT scan and immediately transferred Avery to Rainbows Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, OH. When the helicopter arrived to... Read More

    • The Bloodworth Family overlay

      The Bloodworth

      X

      Comfort, Care and Support

      After a long and difficult labor, Katie Bloodworth’s precious new baby finally arrived.  But the doctors and nurses in the delivery room began working on her urgently.  Katie and her husband had no idea what would happen next.  They were scared; baby Ellen wasn’ t making a sound. Thankfully, baby El... Read More

    • The Landri Family Family overlay

      The Landri Family

      X

      A Love Story

      Landri’s story is one of love. Pure and simple. From her adoption, to her care to the Ronald McDonald House in Camden, New Jersey that made it possible; love has helped her fight, stay strong, put one foot in front of the other and thrive. 

       

      Landri is the youngest in the Hellinga family. After ... Read More

     

    NEWSLETTER SIGNUP

    Sign up for our e-newsletter to read inspiring stories from our families, keep up to date with RMHC news and stay in touch with your fellow RMHC friends and supporters.

    •  
  • Oops!

    Something went wrong when submitting your information. Please refresh the page and try again.

  • X