Ronald McDonald Care Mobile

Our Mission

To deliver cost-effective medical and dental care directly to underserved children in their own neighborhoods.

Our Vision

To provide the ultimate in mobile medical and dental care and education to underserved children and youth throughout the Tampa Bay area...

Our Values

Every child and youth is respected and deserves attentive, compassionate and nonjudgmental health care.

Delivering cost-effective medical and dental care directly to underserved children in their own neighborhoods.

In February 2006, the University of South Florida (USF) Department of Pediatrics partnered with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Tampa Bay to bring a Ronald McDonald Care Mobile™ (RMCM) Program to the Tampa Bay area. The RMCM is a 40-foot mobile medical and dental office, specifically built and equipped to deliver health services to at-risk children in the communities where they live. To date, there are 46 RMCMs worldwide, including three in Florida. The Tampa Bay RMCM is unique in that it is one of the few that is part of the educational program for training residents, medical and nursing students. By providing care in underserved and vulnerable communities, the trainees are exposed to cultural diversity and sensitivity.

The RMCM delivers cost-effective medical and dental care directly to underserved children in their own neighborhoods, with services ranging from primary care (well-child visits, school physicals and sports physicals); treatment for chronic and acute illnesses; health education and oral hygiene education; treatment and self-management education for asthma; nutrition counseling; childhood health promotion and injury prevention education; and social services referrals. The RMCM staff works with community, state and county organizations to help families apply for government-assisted health insurance, thereby helping families gain access to a medical home.


USF Peds RMCM Patients 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Total Patient Visits Total Medical Care Provided
School Visit 807 1106 1113 922 690 753 5391 $1,052,590.00
Health Fair Patients 475 352 216 107 103 108 1361 $488,599.00
Teen Site 48 93 191 81 0 0 413 NA
Dental Patients 0 47 96 108 110 95 456 $85,728.00
Total Patient Visits 1330 1598 1616 1218 903 956 7621 $1,626,917.00


USF Peds RMCM Site Visits 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Schools & Community
Health Fairs
123 214 182 137 101 100

Contact Us:

Jeannette Fleischer, ARNP
RMCM Program Director
jfleisch@health.usf.edu

Mike Talone
RMCM Driver

Office: 813-259-8754
Cell: 813-957-7364
Fax: 813-259-8749