FORT WORTH — A mobile doctor's office rolled into Fort Worth Tuesday morning to make its debut at the Morningside Middle School.
Designed to provide health care services to the under-served communities in the city, the 40-foot Pediatric Mobile Clinic is the creation of the University of North Texas' Health Science Center.
"Fort Worth was the largest city in the nation without a mobile clinic for kids," said UNTHSC spokesman Jeff Carlton.
The recreational vehicle houses two exam rooms, a pharmacy and a laboratory and will be run by a bilingual staff from UNTHSC. The bus will provide weekly services to the Como, Morningside, North Side and Stop Six neighborhoods in Fort Worth.
“It’s exciting for me to go back to my hometown community,” said Dr. Christina Robinson, the medical director. “My own pediatrician was the one who inspired me to go into medicine.”
Mayor Betsy Price, superintendent Walter Dansby and UNTHSC president Michael Williams spoke at the unveiling.