Ronald McDonald Care Mobile® of Collier County
The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile® of Collier County, through a partnership with the Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida, has provided services to over 30,000 children. The mission of the Care Mobile Program is to deliver “Hope on Wheels” and improve the health status of underserved children by providing quality healthcare services and subsequent follow-up.
The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile® of Collier County:
- Addresses our community’s most critical childhood health needs
- Eliminates many of the barriers underserved families face in accessing healthcare services
- Provides continuity of care through a comprehensive referral network
- Reduces reliance on expensive and inappropriate health resources, such as hospital emergency departments.
- Raise awareness of healthy lifestyle
Services provided include:
- Primary care
- Follow-up for serious medical conditions
- Health education
Free Autism Screenings for Young Children
Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, in partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Southwest Florida, offers a free monthly autism spectrum disorder screening for toddlers 18 months to five years of age.
It is estimated that one in every 88 children is diagnosed with some form of Autism Spectrum Disorder, making it more common than childhood cancer, juvenile diabetes and pediatric AIDS combined. Medical consultants for the project stress that an early diagnosis can make a vast difference for toddlers and their families. They say early intensive behavioral intervention can make an immense difference not just in the development of the child, but in their families as well.
The ASD screening is conducted by the Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. The screenings are administered by an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, who has extensive training and experience in typical child development and developmental disorders. A physician referral is not required. To schedule a screening, please call 239-343-6838.
To check out scheduling of the Care Mobile or any other questions, please visit their website or call 239-658-3000.