BRIDGEPORT, W. Va. – The Central West Virginia Shrine Club, the Lewis County Shrine Club, and United Hospital Center are sponsoring the 20th Annual Shriners Hospital local Orthopaedic Screening Clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 30. The purpose for the clinic is to identify any child who might benefit from treatment in a Shriners Hospital. Approximately 1,000 children have been treated from past clinics.

Shriners Hospitals for Children® is a healthcare system of 22 hospitals providing high quality pediatric and other specialty care to thousands of kids each year. All care is provided without any financial obligation to the patient or their family.

Shriners Hospitals treat problems such as: club feet, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, scoliosis, hand and back problems, bowed legs, rickets, dislocated hips, spinal cord injuries, burns, and cleft lip and palate. The age range for children who may be assisted includes newborns to age 18.

The Saturday, April 30 clinic will be held in the Family Medicine Center, fifth floor of the Physicians Office Building, on the campus of UHC, I-79 at the Jerry Dove exit. To schedule an appointment, call 681-342-3646, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Walk-ins will also be welcomed.

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For more information: Matt Chisler, Director of Public Relations at United Hospital Center, 681-342-1611