Shriners to hold free screening clinic

Staff report

ST MARYS — The Aug-Mer Shrine Club of Auglaize and Mercer Counties and Antioch Shrine Temple of Dayton will host a free screening clinic, open to the public on Oct. 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The screening clinic will be held at the Tri Star Career Compact Dennings Building, 809 McKinley Road, St. Marys.

The purpose of the screening clinic is to evaluate a medical problem that a child may have, to determine if his or her condition may be improved at a Shriners Hospital.

This area utilizes the Cincinnati Shrine Hospital to treat such conditions as burn related problems, cleft lip and palate, complex wound and skin conditions (including port wine stain), and plastic and reconstructive surgery cases. Numerous orthopaedic problems are treated at the Lexington, Kentucky Shrine Hospital including deformities of the feet, hip disorders, limb deficiencies, problems of the hands, scoliosis and spine deformities, and orthopaedic problems related to cerebral palsy and other neuromuscular conditions. Free transportation is provided to the patient and their family to either of these hospitals.

There will be no charge to the patient or family for this examination, and any treatment will be provided regardless of the family’s ability to pay. Medical professionals and members of Aug-Mer Shrine Club and Antioch Shrine Temple will staff the screening clinic.

Children from birth to age 18 may be evaluated. For more information contact Chuck Gamble at 419-394-5908.

Staff report