Banner Health offers free medical care for uninsured, underinsured children

The Banner Children’s Healthmobile provides health services to uninsured and underinsured children and youth. It is in Apache Junction on Tuesdays and in San Tan Valley on Thursdays; however, children do not have to reside in those communities to receive health care via the Healthmobile. (Wendy Miller/Independent Newspapers)

The Banner Children’s Healthmobile provides health services to uninsured and underinsured children and youth. It is in Apache Junction on Tuesdays and in San Tan Valley on Thursdays; however, children do not have to reside in those communities to receive health care via the Healthmobile. (Wendy Miller/Independent Newspapers)

 

The Banner Children’s Healthmobile offers free health care for underinsured and uninsured children from birth to age 21 who are still in school.

The Healthmobile is located 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Banner Goldfield Medical Center, 2050 W. Southern Ave. in Apache Junction and 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Thursdays at Banner Medical Center, 37000 N. Gantzel Road in San Tan Valley.

Hours may vary. For more information, find the location closest to you and to set an appointment, call the central appointment line at 480-412-6344. Walk-ins will be accepted if the case load allows.

Services include diagnosis and treatment of episodic illness, immunizations (at some locations), referrals to appropriate specialty care (the cost of the specialty services are not covered by Banner School-Based Health Centers), sports and camps physicals and well-child checks.

For more information on Banner Health, visit its website.

The Queen Creek Independent is mailed each month to 35,000 homes.

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