Children's Health Fund Launches New Mobile Clinic in NYC Made Possible by the Leona M. And Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust

Friday, July 12, 2019

Children's Health Fund Launches New Mobile Clinic in NYC Made Possible by the Leona M. And Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust

New York City, New York – Today, the Children’s Health Fund (CHF) announced a new mobile clinic which will travel weekly to shelter sites across the city and provide homeless families access to comprehensive, continuous medical and integrated behavioral healthcare, in addition to mental health screenings. The mobile clinics are technology-enriched to provide immediate access to electronic health records and the most advanced care possible.

The mobile clinic, made possible as part of a $700,000 grant from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, will enable the CHF New York program, the New York Children’s Health Project (NYCHP) at Montefiore, to provide care to nearly 3,000 homeless children and families in NYC annually.

In New York City, NYCHP provides comprehensive, compassionate, family-centered healthcare to the city’s most medically underserved children and families. It reaches thousands of homeless children, youth, and adults through innovative programs that include a fleet of mobile clinics, several shelter-based clinics, and the Deerfield Child and Family Health Clinic in the Bronx. NYCHP is one of the nation’s largest mobile health programs serving children and families who are homeless.

Along with supporting a new mobile clinic, the Helmsley Charitable Trust grant also provided for a minivan to transport families living in shelters to the Deerfield Clinic and to transport essential services and staff between clinics as needed...