In December 2019, the Dell Children’s Health Express mobile clinic began offering onsite healthcare appointments for WIC clients at the Northwest Austin WIC office every first Tuesday of the month.
“The providers onboard the Dell Children’s Health Express are excited to expand our comprehensive services to families who will benefit from this partnership. I’m confident our visits at Northwest Austin WIC will help improve the health of children in need,” said Dr. Michael Hole, Pediatrician onboard Dell Children’s Health Express.
This new partnership allows for improved access to quality integrated health care for underserved children in this community. The mobile unit is staffed with experts in pediatric care, including a board-certified pediatrician, registered nurse and medical assistants. Services include well-child checks and immunizations.
“This is such an important partnership that will help families whose children are at critical periods of development by providing the nutrition they need now, and education that establishes the foundation for a lifetime of good health,” said Texas WIC Director Edgar Curtis. “This is precisely what the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women Infants and Children is in place for.”
“Every child deserves high-quality health care. At Dell Children’s, it’s our honor to partner with WIC and broaden our reach to an underserved community. This monthly service will ensure that more children have direct access to comprehensive, ongoing health care services,” said Chris Born, President of Dell Children’s Medical Center.