A Program of the UMDNJ - School of Nursing Mobile Healthcare Project
(Frequently Asked Questions)
How does this Project work?
On designated days of the week, the Project Team arrives at scheduled site locations throughout the local area in a fully equipped health clinic on wheels to perform physical examinations for school, work, and athletic programs; to provide health screenings for diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer, heart disease and other illnesses; to diagnose, treat and manage common illnesses; and to provide health promotion and patient education information. The Project Team works with you to become your primary care provider, if you are without a medical home. We work in collaboration with existing community organizations who serve as partners in the delivery of our health services. We are a project of the Children's Health Fund based in NYC. Learn more about our national network at www.childrenshealthfund.org. Please call for a listing of our local site locations at 973-972-8946 or visit our UMDNJ School of Nursing website at sn.umdnj.edu/njchp
How does a person sign up for the Project?
When you arrive at one of our sites, you will be asked to complete a simple form containing information to help us contact you, to help us understand your current health status, and to help us understand your current insurance needs. You will not be billed for the services that we provide.
What services are provided?
The Project provides the following services for children, adolescents, adults and seniors: immunizations, health screenings, weight management, nutrition assessment, electrocardiogram, vision/hearing testing, nebulizer treatments, HIV/AIDS testing and counseling, physical examination, exercise and medication instruction, substance abuse and mental health referral, dental assessment and referral, social services and referral.
Who is eligible to receive services?
All children, adults and seniors are eligible to receive health services regardless of ability to pay.
What information does the person need to provide in order to receive care?
To best meet your healthcare needs the Project Team will request information regarding your current health condition, medications, treatments, health insurance, and the name of your current healthcare provider.
What are the hours of operation?
The hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday 10AM to 3PM depending on site location. After business hours, calls are taken by the Project's answering service at 973-972-8946 and referred to the Project Team.
Where are the site locations?
Please call for a listing of our site locations at 973-972-8946 or visit our website at sn.umdnj.edu/njchp.
Who are the members of the Project Team?
The Project Team consists of a medical director, a pediatrician, nurse practitioners, an emergency medical technician, a medical secretary, and the leadership of community organizations with assigned site coordinators.
What if my illness is acute and requires immediate emergency attention?
The Project Team will assess your clinical situation, initiate the call to the emergency medical system (EMS), provide continuous monitoring until the EMS team arrives, and consult with the nearest healthcare facility as needed to ensure a continuity of care.
How might a community organization sign up to become a member of the Project?
Community organizations are requested to complete a memorandum of understanding (MOU) outlining their specific participation activities with the Project, which typically includes naming a site coordinator, assisting with scheduling of patients, and providing health education programs for children, adolescents, adults and seniors.