Dell Children’s partners with WIC in new mobile clinic
Here’s something that’s kind of smart: Dell Children’s Medical Center is partnering with the Texas Women, Infants and Children program (WIC) to offer a mobile health clinic on the first Tuesday of every month, beginning Tuesday.
The clinic, Dell Children’s Health Express, will offer appointments to see a pediatrician to clients of WIC at its Northwest Austin office, 8701 Research Blvd. That office sees about 5,000 clients a month.
The partnership is designed for people who don’t already have a pediatrician.
“Every child deserves high-quality health care,” said Chris Born, president of Dell Children’s Medical Center, in a press release. “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.”
WIC concentrates on providing nutrition for infants, children and pregnant women as well as breast-feeding support. It’s available to pregnant women, new moms and families with children younger than 5 who qualify based on income.
“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, in a press release. “This is precisely what the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women Infants and Children is in place for.”