At Shriners Hospitals for Children, the health and safety of our patients, families, volunteers and staff is our top priority. With the evolving situation regarding COVID-19, we are closely monitoring updates from local health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and are actively following their recommendations.

If your child has an upcoming appointment, please contact your local Shriners Hospitals for Children location.

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Patients with fractures still receiving care at Shriners Hospitals for Children — St. Louis

Urgent pediatric fracture clinic remains open

At Shriners Hospitals for Children — St. Louis, the health and safety of our patients, families, volunteers and staff is our top priority. We have taken action to prevent the spread of COVID-19 through screening for risk factors before entry to our building, limiting the number of visitors at each appointment and only scheduling patients who have an urgent need.

We feel that in order to help support our local pediatric health care providers, we can provide additional care for orthopaedic conditions that may occur with higher frequency as our community’s children are at home, such as broken bones. We offer patient appointments for urgent pediatric fractures.

Please call our injury line at 1-800-850-2960.

One of our providers will see patients for same-day or next-day appointments.

Fracture appointment guidelines:

  • Children and adolescents, 18 years and younger.
  • Suspected and/or documented fracture by radiograph. Please bring images.
  • Stable patients only, who do not require immediate intervention (e.g. closed fracture).
  • If you are concerned the patient may require surgery, please instruct the patient to be NPO (take nothing by mouth) after midnight.

Shriners Hospitals for Children — St. Louis is now part of most major insurance networks. No insurance? No problem. We treat any child regardless of the family’s ability to pay.