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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
  • Elks sponsor free clinic for kids

  • Parents of children with orthopedic challenges can make a Nov. 22 appointment for a free assessment by Dr. Alan Froehiling, Mt. Vernon by calling the Illinois Elks Children's Care Office.
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  • Parents of children with orthopedic challenges can make a Nov. 22 appointment for a free assessment by Dr. Alan Froehiling, Mt. Vernon by calling the Illinois Elks Children's Care Office.
    The office may be reached at 1-800-272-0074 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
    The South Dirstrict Elks Lodges with the cooperation of the Illinois Elks Children's Care Corporation are offering the clinic.
    The Elks will hold this clinic by appointment only at Heartland Regional Medical Center, 3333 W. De Young Street in Marion 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 22.
    No medical referral is necessary for the clinic but physicians are welcome to refer patients to the clinic for a second opinion or for specific reasons. School nurses are also welcome to make referrals to the clinic.
    The Elks Organization has been working with physically challenged children since 1928 and this is one of the 17 clinics locations throughout Illinois.
    The clinic is an ideal time to have a child reviewed for bone and joint development. If your child has feet pointed out or in; complains of back, knee, leg or ankle pain or has a back curvature he or she should be seen at this clinic.
    There is no charge for any diagnostic services at the clinic. The Elks will provide financial assistance to the beset 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 wheelchairs and augmentative communication devices to help children overcome a variety of physical challenges.
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