Carrie Tingley Clinic to visit Hobbs July 11

Children in the Hobbs area with orthopaedic problems can be scheduled for an outreach clinic on Friday, July 11, 2014. Physicians from Carrie Tingley Hospital at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center will examine patients at the Lea Regional Medical Center Pavilion, 5419 N. Lovington Highway, Hobbs, NM.

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 are accepted for payment. Written pre-authorizations and referrals from the patient’s primary care physician are necessary. For appointments, call 1-800-472-3235 option 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.

For more than 70 years, Carrie Tingley Hospital has been providing caring, coordinated healthcare to children and adolescents with complex musculoskeletal and orthopaedic conditions, rehabilitation needs, developmental issues and long-term physical disabilities.

Originally opened in Truth or Consequences for children stricken with polio, Carrie Tingley Hospital moved to Albuquerque in 1981 and ultimately became a clinical component of UNM's Health Sciences Center.

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