FARMINGTON — Children in the Four Corners with orthopedic problems can be scheduled for an outreach clinic on Friday, Aug. 3.
Physicians from Carrie Tingley Hospital at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center will examine patients at the Ortho Associates, 2300 E. 30th Street, Building D, no. 101 in Farmington.
Children and young adults up to the age of 21 with chronic physical problems or difficulty with bones, joints and/or muscles, may be scheduled for appointments. Doctors, rehabilitation therapists specializing in seating needs and orthotists specializing in support braces will evaluate and treat patients.
Medicaid and insurance will be accepted for payment. Written preauthorizations and referrals from the patient's primary care physician are necessary. For appointments, call 1-800-472-3235, ext. 2. Advance scheduling is requested.
The Carrie Tingley clinic partners with many communities around New Mexico throughout the year to provide children and their families expert treatment within their own communities. The hospital conducts 39 community outreach clinics annually in eight statewide locations.
Carrie Tingley Hospital has cared for New Mexico children for more than 60 years. In 1937, the hospital opened in Hot Springs, later renamed Truth or Consequences, to care for children with polio.