Phoenix Children's Hospital has developed signature community healthcare outreach programs that serve specific populations with serious healthcare needs and limited access to care.
The Crews'n Healthmobile, a 38-foot Mobile Medical Unit, visits drop-in centers serving the homeless, streets where homeless youth gather, shelters and schools serving vulnerable populations to bring free, comprehensive medical help directly to Arizona's homeless adolescents.
Since 2000, the Phoenix Children's Hospital Breathmobile, a self-contained mobile asthma clinic, has traveled to inner-city schools, providing asthma diagnoses, treatment, and education. The Breathmobile visits schools in South Phoenix, in areas where children are most likely to be uninsured. The service requires no referral and there is no charge for treatment.
Kids Rock Stars motivates children to make fitness and good nutrition a way of life. Specifically designed for children ages six to 12, members follow a running or walking program and track their completed miles throughout the year.
The Healthy Steps program at Phoenix Children's Hospital provides a comprehensive approach to healthcare that supports mothers and fathers in their role as nurturers of the emotional, behavioral, intellectual, and physical growth of their children.
Clinicians and others throughout the Hospital contribute their time to serve as experts on various healthcare topics. The general public benefits from the Hospital's public awareness campaigns on general pediatric healthcare, child safety, drowning prevention, early intervention, and many other topics.
Outside of Phoenix Children's Hospital, pediatric patients with HIV/AIDS have no other treatment options in Arizona. The Bill Holt Clinic at Phoenix Children's Hospital is the only comprehensive pediatric HIV clinic in the state of Arizona, providing care for children and adolescents exposed to or infected with HIV. The clinic, founded in 1994, is a multidisciplinary program. A team of specialists works together at the visits to provide specialized medical care, nutritional support, Child Life services, and psychosocial support. The team works together with families to maximize the health of children/adolescents affected by or infected with HIV.