Colonel Harland Sanders Foundation Mobile Clinic
Too often, Kentucky children and teens can’t get to Lexington for the specialized care they need. The Colonel Harland Sanders Foundation Mobile Clinic – operated by Kentucky Children’s Hospital –– brings our experts to them.
Our mobile clinic visits communities across the region to address disparities in care. Our primary focus is making specialty care accessible to children in rural and underserved areas. Our clinic brings UK HealthCare specialists to regional hospitals, county health departments, affiliate clinics and other community locations around the state, where they meet with patients in our fully outfitted mobile unit. Our team relies on data and relationships with community partners and providers to identify areas with the greatest need for pediatric specialty services. Patient appointments are set up in advance through referrals. The mobile clinic team consists of a practice manager, nurse, medical assistant, and driver.
We offer the following care and outreach through our mobile clinic, with more specialties to be added in the future:
- Pediatric heart care
- Eye exams
- Well child visits
- Hemophilia clinic
- Telemedicine visits
- Natural disaster response
- Vaccination outreach
- Health awareness and promotion
Housed on a 35-foot Ford F-550 chassis, the Colonel Harland Sanders Foundation Mobile Clinic includes the following features that make it inviting and accessible:
- A bright, kid-friendly interior and exterior design
- Sensory devices for kids with unique developmental needs, such as autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, anxiety and conduct disorder, to promote calm and focus
- Internet access
- Power awning for expanded registration and waiting
- Electric ADA-compliant access ramp
- 32-inch LED screens for patient communications
The clinic is funded by generous grants from the Colonel Harland Sanders Foundation and the Coaches for the Kids Foundation, plus additional donor gifts.
The Kentucky Children’s Hospital mobile clinic is committed to bringing state-of-the-art health care to communities across Kentucky. We will strengthen and empower young patients and their families by meeting them where they are.