CVS Caremark All Kids Can, Cedars-Sinai partner to bring mobile medical clinic to Los Angeles schools

LOS ANGELES — CVS Caremark, through its All Kids Can program, announced on Thursday a partnership with Cedars-Sinai to expand the medical center's Coach for Kids and Their Families program to provide health services to more vulnerable children in South Los Angeles who otherwise would not have access to health services, including immunizations and dental screenings.

Supported by a $50,000 grant through its CVS Caremark All Kids Can program, which aims to help children of all abilities, the Coach for Kids mobile clinic will expand free healthcare services to four additional public schools in South Los Angeles.

"CVS Caremark All Kids Can is committed to supporting programs like the Coach for Kids mobile clinic that help thousands of children and families on their path to better health," stated Eileen Howard Boone, SVP corporate communications and community relations for CVS Caremark. "We are proud to partner with Cedars-Sinai to help expand the Coach for Kids mobile clinic program in Los Angeles and provide access to quality medical services to more children."

Cedars-Sinai's mobile medical and case management program provides continuity of care to thousands of underserved children in Los Angeles each year.

To celebrate the partnership with Coach for Kids, CVS Caremark and Cedars-Sinai will host a community-wide family health fair on May 19 at the Gilbert W. Lindsay Recreation Center. The celebration, which will bring together CVS/pharmacy pharmacists and volunteers, representatives from Cedars-Sinai, the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, and children of all abilities and families in the community, will honor the expansion of the Coach for Kids mobile clinic.

The event will feature free medical services, including immunizations and dental screenings, as well as activities for the whole family. CVS/pharmacy pharmacists will be on hand to review medications and answer questions related to prescriptions and other services.

Coach for Kids provides medical, case management and mental health services, along with oral health, nutrition and fitness education, including such primary care services as immunizations, screenings and laboratory tests, prescription medications and referrals to specialists. Staffed by Cedars-Sinai professionals, the Coach for Kids healthcare team travels in two fully equipped, 38-ft. mobile medical units to see patients. Each unit is equipped with two private examination rooms, a nurse's station, laptop computers, records technology, medical and lab supplies, and medications for acute illnesses.