Children in the Las Cruces area with orthopaedic problems will have a chance to visit with University of New Mexico medical specialists during a community clinic on April 25. Physicians from Carrie Tingley Hospital – part of the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center – will examine patients at the Las Cruces Public Health Office, 1170 N. Solano in Las Cruces.
Children and young adults up to the age of 21 with chronic physical problems or difficulty with bones, joints and 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 and choose 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 with expert treatment within their own communities. The hospital conducts nearly 40 community clinics annually in numerous 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 the UNM Health Sciences Center.