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Shriners outreach clinic set for February

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A medical team from the Shriners Hospitals for Children - Honolulu will provide free consultative services for children next month.

Shriners Hospital delivers care to children with orthopedic conditions. The team includes experts in bone, joint, brain, dental and sports therapies, according to a Department of Public Health and Social Services release.

The clinic will be available for qualifying children up to age 18 with orthopedic conditions, burns, and spinal cord injuries on Feb. 11-15 and February 20-21 at Central Public Health in Mangilao.

Children with deformities such as diseases and injuries involving the bones, joints and muscles, as well as “healed burns,” including loss of any part of the child’s body should be referred for evaluation through DPHSS.

A referral from a physician is not required. Shriners Hospital accepts insured and uninsured patients regardless of the family's ability to pay.

Patients are seen by appointment only. To make an appointment and for additional information, contact Cherisse Santiago or Diana Santos at 735 -7351 or 735-7356 or via email at cherisse.santiago@dphss.guam.gov or diana.santos@dphss.guam.gov.

New patients
Parents or legal guardians of new patients are required to complete a Shriners Hospital application form at Medical Social Services (MSS) in Room 152 at Central Public Health in Mangilao and must bring a copy of their child’s immunization record, medical insurance card, birth certificate, and proof of legal guardianship, if applicable.

Returning patients
Returning patients are reminded to provide x-ray films and/or laboratory results as previously instructed. The Doctor’s Orders for x-ray and/or laboratory work can be picked up in Room 152 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Returning patients may call MSS to inquire if they have an x-ray order to be picked up.

 

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