Prescott-Joseph Center for Community Enhancement
920 Peralta St.
Oakland, CA 94607
The Northern California Breathmobile® Program is an asthma management program that treats students in a mobile asthma clinic called the Breathmobile®. Staffed by asthma specialists, the Breathmobile® visits pre-schools and K-12 schools and community centers every 4-6 weeks seeing children with asthma. This is a FREE program.
The first appointment lasts about an hour, while follow-up visits are about 30 minutes. We gather your information and the child’s health history. We check vital signs and do full pulmonary function testing. You are examined by a Nurse Practitioner or Doctor and given an Asthma Action Plan to follow. Medications and management are discussed and prescriptions given as needed.
If you have insurance, we will write a prescription for you. If uninsured, we can offer help with medications. We never bill MediCal or anyone else. We are fully grant funded and there is never a charge for our services.
Young asthma sufferers had an opportunity see a doctor free of charge Thursday, as a mobile pediatric clinic set up shop in the East Bay. John Ramos reports. (7/5/18)
July 22, 2018
Priscilla Ward, RRT, AE-C Named Asthma Educator of the Year
The Association of Asthma Educators at their national conference in Phoenix has named Priscilla Ward as their Educator of the Year. Priscilla has worked as a Respiratory Therapist at Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland for forty plus years and is currently their Discharge Planner for children going home needing respiratory support and those with Moderate to Severe Asthma.
Since 2009 Priscilla has also been supporting the Northern California Breathmobile® by taking shifts on the van and by educating staff on Pulmonary Function and Asthma Education.
The BreathMobile’s Executive Director, Dr. Washington Burns says of Priscilla, “We are so lucky to have Priscilla supporting our staff and our efforts in the community of underserved children with asthma. She is a real star for sharing her expertise with us.”