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Caring for our community’s children extends far beyond our hospital walls. We are honored to partner with volunteers, donors, community leaders, and other local organizations to improve the physical, mental, and emotional health of all children and youth.

Your compassion ensures that children and mothers have better access to care, and that no local family in need is ever turned away from our hospital due to their financial circumstances. Your support allows us to provide exceptional care to the most vulnerable children and invest in the health of the community we all call home.

Community Highlights

  • More than 3 million clinic visits over the last 25 years.
  • 40 percent of Packard Children’s patients receive financial assistance for their care.
  • Every $1 spent in prevention and early intervention on the Teen Health Van saves $10 in later health care costs.
  • More than 20,000 families are safer on the road with properly installed car seats.
  • No local family in need is ever turned away due to inability to pay for care.

“I probably wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for the Teen Health Van. Dr. Ammerman is one of the most loyal, kind-hearted doctors. To have someone care about you that much, that genuinely—for free—is amazing. This van has so much to offer for kids at risk.”
—Grace, former Teen Van patient

This article first appeared in the Spring 2016 issue of Lucile Packard Children's News.