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Ronald McDonald Care Mobile


Offering a wide range of high quality, easy access health care for your children

Bradley County School-Based Health Centers (SBHC) in partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities, Children’s Hospital at Erlanger, United Way of Bradley County, SkyRidge Medical Center and the Bradley County Schools Office of Coordinated School Health are ... CARING FOR YOUR CHILDREN.

Our mobile school-based health center is coming TO YOUR SCHOOL.
Bradley County Schools want to help your children achieve their academic goals and reach their fullest potential by making good health care accessible. Our School-Based Health Care Program will do just that.

Recent research confirms that health disparities affect educational achievement. Poor academic outcomes are major concerns of educators and parents - and poor health severely limits a child’s motivation and ability to learn. Improving students’ health is integral to education reform.

School-Based Health Clinic (SBHCs) — the convergence of public health, primary care, and mental health — provide an optimal setting to foster learning readiness and academic achievement while giving children the resources they need.

Call the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile for an appointment or more information: 423-298-4469

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a School-Based Health Clinic?
A school-based health clinic (SBHC) is a doctor’s office located on school property.

Who will staff the Health Clinic?
Under the medical direction of Dr. Melissa Hamp, M.D. M.P.H. FAAP, a licensed Tennessee Family Nurse Practitioner employed by Children’s Hospital at Erlanger along with a clerical assistant and care mobile driver will staff the health clinic.

What services will be provided?

  • Sick visits (sore throat, ear ache, cough, cold, urinary tract infections, etc.)
  • Prescriptions and over-the-counter medications 
  •  Help with conditions such as asthma
  • Sports physicals
  • Referrals to other sources

What is the cost?
Children’s Hospital at Erlanger will bill the visit with your insurance company. Care is provided free to students whether or not they have insurance.

How do I sign up for services offered at the SBHC?
Parents or legal guardians can obtain their school office or at the mobile unit.

Is it mandatory for a student to enroll in the SBHC?
Enrolling in the SBHC is not mandatory.

What if my child already has a doctor?
If your child already has a doctor we encourage you to continue taking your child to your doctor. We are NOT trying to take place of your doctor. The SBHC will coordinate any care your child receives at the clinic with your doctor.

If I have questions regarding the SBHC who can I call?
Please contact the Care Mobile at (423) 298-4469 or the Care Mobile program coordinator at (423) 260-6141.

Who can be seen at the clinic?
Bradley County School System students can be treated at the clinic.

Will transportation to the clinic be provided?
No. Parents/guardians will be responsible for providing transportation to and from the health clinic location.

Mobile School-Based Health Clinic Hours
Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Parkview Elementary...................................... Monday
Waterville Elementary ........ Tuesday & Wednesday
Black Fox .................................... Thursday & Friday
If the clinic is not at your child’s school you may drive your child to the mobile clinic for an appointment by calling (423) 298-4469.

Registration Packet Forms:

Parental Consent


Health History

Frequently Asked Questions

Complete the registration packet forms and call 423-778-2273 to schedule an appointment.


Department of Surgery Main Line:

(423) 778-2142

Department of Surgery Fax:
(423) 778-6073

(423) 778-5241

Department of Surgery Child Life Specialist:
(423) 778-2154

Child Life Department:
(423) 778-6814