Lincoln Elks, Illinois Elks and ALMH bring free clinic to children
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[February 18, 2014]
Lincoln Elks 914 Lodge in
cooperation with the Illinois Elks Children's Care Corp. and Abraham
Lincoln Memorial Hospital will sponsor a free children's orthopedic
assessment clinic on April 8 at ALMH, 200 Stahlhut Drive.
Assessments will be conducted by David Olysav, M.D., an orthopedic
surgeon with Springfield Clinic. The clinic is by appointment only
from 1 to 3 p.m.
This clinic is an ideal time to have a child reviewed for bone and
joint development. Children can be seen at the clinic if they have
an uncorrectable deformity; complain of back, knee, leg or ankle
pain; or have a back curvature. No medical referral is necessary for
the clinic; however, physicians are welcome to refer patients to the
clinic for a specific reason or second opinion. School nurses are
also welcome to refer children and families to the clinic.
Elks organization has been working with physically challenged
children since 1928. There are 17 Elks clinic locations throughout
Illinois. The Elks provide financial assistance to their best of
their ability for children needing further treatment or specialty
equipment when the family lacks sufficient resources to do so. In
the past, the Elks have purchased therapy services, corrective
shoes, braces, orthotics, wheelchairs and augmentative communication
devices to help children overcome a variety of physical challenges.
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To make an appointment for the clinic on April 8, call the Illinois
Elks Children's Care office at 1-800-272-0074 anytime between 9 a.m.
and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. There are no charges for any
services performed at the clinic. Additional clinics are scheduled
for July 1, Oct. 14 and Jan. 13, 2015.
[Text from file received from
Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital]