The pediatric health care leader is Cook Children’s Hospital, which dates back to 1918. U.S. News and World Report ranks it as one of the best children’s hospitals in the region. Employing 4,400 employees, Cook Children’s Health Care System is comprised of eight sections: a medical center, physician network, home health company, northeast hospital, pediatric surgery center, health plan, health services, and health foundation, not to mention a fully-staffed trauma center. Its integrated system consists of more than 60 primary and specialty care offices throughout North Texas and services Denton, Hood, Johnson, Parker, Tarrant, and Wise Counties.
Another option is the UNT Health Science Center Pediatric Mobile Clinic. The fact is, Tarrant County claims more than 75,000 uninsured children. Lack of insurance coverage keeps many of those children from receiving the health care they need. Enter the UNT Health Science Center Pediatric Mobile Clinic, which provides high-quality health care to children living in underserved areas of Fort Worth, all at no cost to their families. This mobile unit, a doctor-office-on-wheels, travels to schools, community centers, churches, and community organizations throughout Fort Worth, providing health care where needed. During a two-year period, from 2014 to 2016, the mobile clinic visited 10,384 children in the Fort Worth neighborhoods of Morningside, Como, Stop Six, and Northside. The team has administered more than 3,000 vaccines and more than 6,600 vision screenings.