Ronald McDonald Care Mobile
Medical Center Health System and Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of the Southwest have partnered to bring the state-of-the-art Ronald McDonald Care Mobile program to our area. A medical clinic on wheels, the Care Mobile brings medical care and health information directly into local neighborhoods with unmet healthcare needs. The Care Mobile staff will examine and treat ECISD students, siblings and their minor children from two months up to the age of 18 and still in high school.
The Odessa-based Care Mobile is the world's 31st Ronald McDonald Care Mobile and one of only two operating in Texas. The Care Mobile is a 40-foot long, eight foot wide state-of-the-art vehicle built specifically for the delivery of pediatric health care. The vehicle houses two patient examination rooms, a laboratory, a reception area and a medical records area.
The Care Mobile is staffed by Michelle Brindley, Family Nurse Practitioner, a medical assistant and a billing/registration specialist. Pediatrician Dr. Eileen Sheridan-Shayeb is available for consults and referrals as needed.
Care Mobile hours are Monday through Thursday from 8:30 am - 1:00 pm at the designated school and then from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm at the ECISD Administration Building. On Fridays the Care Mobile is open from 8:30 am - 1:00 pm at the ECISD Administration Building. During the summer or any school breaks the Care Mobile parks at Odessa College all day.
What services are offered by the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile?
• Sick Visits
• Well Child Exams
• Sports Physicals
• CLIA waived lab
The Care Mobile does not see children with Medicaid or CHIP. The Care Mobile is a walk-in clinic. Appointments are only scheduled for follow-up visits and well child exams. The Care Mobile charges $25 for visits and $5 for each immunization (up to $25). Children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who must present a valid picture ID. Children under the age of four must have a well-child exam in order to receive vaccines.
The Care Mobile is stationed one week at a time at the following schools except for holidays and summer months:
• Blackshear Elementary School
• Goliad Elementary School
• Dowling Elementary School
• Cavazos Elementary School
• Pease Elementary School
• Barbara Jordan Elementary School
For more information please call 432-640-5437.