Included in this year's Kansas Shrine Bowl schedule is a screening clinic for Shriners Hospitals for Children®.
The purpose of the screening clinic is to find local children who would benefit from care in one of the hospital network's four specialties - orthopaedics, burns, spinal cord injury and cleft lip and palate. Shriners Hospitals for Children offers the nation's expert specialists in these conditions.
The clinic will take place Saturday, July 28 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Flint Hills Community Health Center/Lyon County Health Department, 420 W. 15th Ave in Emporia.
Children up to age 18 are eligible for care at Shriners Hospitals for Children. Children screened at this clinic will most likely be referred to the network's hospital in St. Louis, which specialized in orthopaedics, and is ranked in US News and World Report as the #8 pediatric orthopaedic facility in the nation with its partners, St. Louis Children's Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine.
All services at Shriners Hospitals for Children are provided in a family-centered environment regardless of the family's ability to pay.
There is no pre-registration to this event, walk-ins are welcome and encouraged. Families can expect to meet with a local physician, free of charge, to determine whether or not their child can be treated at Shriners Hospitals for Children. Families will also have the opportunity meet one-on-one with a staff member from the St. Louis hospital
If you have any questions please contact Tammy Robbins, PR director, at 314-872-7837.