St. Andrews Crippled Children's Clinic, Inc. Overview
Programs: The Clinic continues as an orthopedic and pediatric clinic. So many children from Mexico cannot receive adequate care either because it isn't available or they cannot afford it. St. Andrew's fills a most important gap. Our doctors, primarily from the University of Arizona College of Medicine bring an expertise beyond anything available in Mexico. Once monthly they see about 200 children for birth defects, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, epilepsy and various other kinds of disabilitating illnesses. Surgeries are arranged, medicines prescribed, braces made, further testing or consultations are arranged on that day. Throughout the month a steady stream of patients travel the sixty five miles north to the University Medical Center where these services are performed. In addition we are building a relationship with Shriners Hospitals who are beginning to see some of our orthopedic and burned children. The Clinic buys all medicines, braces, prosthetics, hearing aids, wheel chairs and so forth. It also pays for all outside testing such as MRIs, Cat-scans, x-rays. All patient transportation to and from these locations is paid for by the clinic.