140 year of Shriners

140 year of Shriners

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Free clinic for children with special physical needs

The Department of Public Health and Social Services has announced the medical team from the Shriners Hospital for Children in Hawaii will provide free consultative services for children 18 years or younger with special health care needs, a release from the department stated. It is intended for children who have an orthopedic, arthritic or plastic surgical condition.

Children with deformities such as disease 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 to Shriners for evaluation, according to a DPHSS news relese.

The clinic will be held Jan. 12 to 15 at the DPHSS clinic in Mangilao. For an appointment or more information, call Arlean Kloppenburg at 735-7117 or e-mail: arlean.kloppenburg@dphss.guam.gov.

On Jan. 18 the Shriners medical team will hold a clinic at the Guam Orthopaedic Center in Oka, Tamuing. Dr. Jan Bollinger’s patents may call 646-6610 for an appointment.

Patients will be seen by appointment only. New patients must obtain a referral and medical summary from their private physician, an updated shot record, a copy of their birth certificate, and a copy of their insurance card in order to be seen at this specialty clinic. Patients are reminded to provide X-ray films and/or lab results, as previously instructed. X-ray and/or lab orders may be picked up at the medical records office in Mangilao, 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday, the release adde
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