Lincoln Elks, Illinois Elks and ALMH bring free clinic to children
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[March 22, 2014]
Lincoln Elks Lodge 914 in
cooperation with the Illinois Elks Children's Care Corporation and Abraham
Lincoln Memorial Hospital will sponsor a free children's orthopedic
assessment clinic on April 8 at ALMH.
Assessments will be conducted by David Olysav, M.D., an orthopedic
surgeon with Springfield Clinic. The clinic is from 1 to 3 p.m. and
is by appointment only.
The 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.
The Elks organization has been working with physically challenged
children since 1928. There are 17 clinic locations throughout
The Elks will 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.
Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital is located at 200 Stahlhut in
[Text from file received from
Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital]