A medical team from Shriners Hospitals- Honolulu is scheduled to return to Guam in August, according to a Department of Public Health and Social Services release.

The team will provide free consultative services for children up to age 18 years old with orthopedic conditions, burns, and spinal cord injuries on Aug. 8-9 and Aug. 12-15 at Central Public Health in Mangilao by appointment only.

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.

Shriners Hospital accepts insured and uninsured patients regardless of the family's ability to pay. Patients are seen by appointment only, so please call for an appointment.

A referral from a physician is not required, and self-referrals are welcome.

Parents or legal guardians of new patients are required to complete the Shriners Hospital application and patient registration forms at Medical Social Services Room 152 at Central Public Health in Mangilao. They must bring a valid government-issued photo ID and a copy of their child’s birth certificate or legal guardianship papers.

Returning patients are reminded to provide x-ray films and/or laboratory results as previously instructed. Returning patients may call MSS from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday, to inquire if they have x-ray orders to pick up.

To make an appointment or for additional information, contact Cherisse Santiago at cherisse.santiago@dphss.guam.gov or Diana Santos at diana.santos@dphss.guam.gov or call them at 735-7351 or 735-7356.