VICTOR VALLEY – (PRESS RELEASE) The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors has approved funds for a children’s asthma program administered around the County, including at 14 High Desert schools, Board Chairman Robert A. Lovingood announced.
“Arrowhead Regional Medical Center’s Breathmobile program has been proven effective in sharply reducing emergency department visits, hospitalizations and school absenteeism,” Chairman Lovingood said.
The Breathmobile is an asthma clinic on wheels. Asthma is one of the leading causes of school absenteeism as well as the number one reason children go to the emergency room. The prevalence of asthma within the County of San Bernardino is higher than many other Southern California counties.
The Breathmobile staff consists of a pediatric specialty practitioner, a licensed vocational nurse and a respiratory therapist who are specially trained in asthma case management. ARMC currently operates two Breathmobiles, one visiting schools in the Inland Valley and the other in the High Desert area of the county.
The Breathmobile travels to 40 different school sites throughout the County of San Bernardino, rotating to each site every six weeks. During the school hours the Breathmobile staff sees patients that attend the school site as well as any child referred from the surrounding area. A complete evaluation, examination, care plan and extensive patient family education are completed at the time of the visit. Follow-up visits require a shorter time span than the initial evaluation. The average visit requires less than 30 minutes of the child’s day. Providing care at a familiar, convenient site, often within walking distance for parents without transportation, has greatly improved patient participation and compliance with follow-up care.
To contact the Breathmobile for an appointment, call (909) 498-6277. Following are Breathmobile sites around the High Desert.
|6th St Prep Elementary School||15476 6th Street, Victorville|
|Adelanto Head Start||11497 Bartlett Road, Adelanto|
|Apple Valley Head Start||13589 Navajo Road, Apple Valley|
|Hollyvale Elementary School||11645 Hollyvale Ave., Victorville|
|Hesperia Head Start||9352 East E Street, Hesperia|
|Joshua Circle Elementary||10140 8th Ave., Hesperia|
|Mesquite Trails Elementary||13884 Mesquite St., Hesperia|
|Morgan Kincaid Elementary||13257 Mesa Linda Ave., Victorville|
|Phoenix Academy||15552 Wichita Road, Apple Valley|
|Phelan Head Start||4112 Neilson Road, Phelan|
|Quail Valley Middle School||10058 Arrowhead Road, Phelan|
|Trona Elementary School||83600 Trona Road, Trona|
|Victorville Head Start||14029 Amargosa Road #C, Victorville|
|Yucca Loma Elementary School||21351 Yucca Loma Road, Apple Valley|