It is the ultimate house call.
Some physicians are taking the pediatric office to families who do not have a place to call "Home." They use specially equipped vans and mobile homes to take the pediatric office to disadvantaged patients.
"It puts people who would not have a pediatrician available to them in a position to get care," said AAP District I Chairman Maurice Keenan, M.D. Dr. Keenan volunteers for the "Bridge Over Troubled Waters" (Bridge) program, that operates a mobile clinic in Boston.
"It's a backward way of providing care, but it works — it serves a purpose," Dr. Keenan said. "The idea is to get better access to care and we do that."