Pediatric Mobile Services

Serving the Health Needs of Local Children

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Tremendous need exists in the areas across our region lacking access to medical care, and our youngest residents, children under the age of five, often quietly suffer the most.

Through a generous $1 million gift from the Joseph Lacroce Foundation, in 2018 Virtua launched a Pediatric Mobile Services program to address the health and wellness needs of children across South Jersey. As the depth of services offered has grown, so has community need. In response, Virtua announced plans to expand the program with the launch of a second vehicle in mid-2024. This expansion is possible thanks to a second, equally generous, gift from the Joseph Lacroce Foundation and many other philanthropic partners who have supported the highly impactful program.

Our experienced team of child specialists bring pediatric services directly to those children (infant to age six) who are living in urban and rural communities across Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester counties with limited access to health care.

Featured Services:

  • Annual health screenings
  • Dental screenings, fluoride treatments, and oral health education
  • Developmental screenings
  • Lead blood level screenings
  • Lead education for healthy homes
  • Pet therapy
  • Referrals to specialized services and community resources
  • Sports and back-to-school physicals
  • Vaccinations for flu and COVID-19
  • Vision and hearing screenings

The Pediatric Mobile Services program equips parents or guardians of the children we serve with the knowledge and resources they need to help their children grow and thrive. Additionally, the program engages the community in non-clinical ways, providing diapers, wipes, formula, books, blankets, clothing, snacks, and toys—all thanks to the generosity of donors.

Recognized for Community Impact

In 2023, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion recognized Virtua Health as Healthy People 2030 Champion for its innovative mobile community health programs.

Notes of Gratitude

“I am so thankful for the Pediatric Mobile team and the help they provided us. Being able to get these screenings for my son has been so helpful and the staff was so caring and made the experience fun.”

— Grateful Parent of a Patient