Santa Fe-area children with with chronic physical problems or difficulty with bones, joints and muscles will have a chance to visit with University of New Mexico orthopedic specialists this week. Physicians from Carrie Tingley Hospital, part of the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, will examine patients at Children’s Medical Services, 605 Letrado St. in Santa Fe, Friday April 11.

Children and young adults up to the age of 21 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 expert treatment within their own communities. The hospital conducts 39 community clinics annually in eight statewide locations.

Carrie Tingley Hospital has cared for New Mexico children for more than 60 years. In 1937, the hospital opened in Hot Springs, later renamed Truth or Consequences, to care for children with polio.