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  Procedures for emergency burn care!
In an emergency, the referring physician treating a child with burn injuries should telephone the Shriners Hospitals for Children in Boston, Cincinnati, Galveston, or Northern California and indicate that there is a patient needing emergency burn care. The telephone numbers for emergency admissions to Shriners Hospitals for Children specializing in burn treatments are:
Boston: 614-726-3575
Cincinnati: 866-947-7840
<= Closest Burn Center for Beni Kedem area.
Galveston: 409-770-6773
Northern California: 916-453-2111

In all, there are 22 Shriners Hospitals for Children. They are dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing pediatric specialty care, innovative research, and outstanding teaching programs for medical professionals. Children up to age 18 are eligible for care at Shriners Hospitals for Children if there is a reasonable possibility they can benefit from the specialized services available. Acceptance is based solely on a child's medical needs. All care and services are provided regardless of the families' ability to pay.
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Shriners Hospitals for Children is here to help. We've made referring a patient or obtaining an appointment for your child very easy.
Our health care system offers care for a wide range of pediatric specialties. See our care page to learn more about these specialties. The locations section below indicates what care specialties each of our 22 locations provide. Once you determine which location will best serve your needs, simply call the appropriate intake number to request an appointment. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need. If an intake representative is not immediately available, please leave your name and contact information and an intake representative will contact you within two business days. (click the "CARE" button to go to the Shriners Hospital "Care" page) CARE
Please note that while Shriners Hospitals for Children does not require a physician referral, some insurers may require them or have additional requirements for certain medical care. Please also be aware that while referrals and assistance from Shriners are welcome and greatly appreciated, it is not necessary to have a connection with a fraternity member to receive care – all decisions are based on the child’s medical need and our ability to provide effective assistance.
Click on the blue "CARE #" button to go to the Shriner's Children's Hospital site for the indicated care treatments  
To schedule an appointment or refer a patient
to Shriners Hospitals for Children, call the phone number for the hospital near you with the services you need, or call the toll-free national patient referral line at 800-237-5055 in the U.S. or 800-361-7256 in Canada. To locate a Shriners Hospital near you, visit the "refer a patient" page at Or scroll down to the bottom of this page where all 22 hospitals are listed.
Shriners Hospitals for Children provides treatment for a full range of congenital and acquired orthopedic conditions. Some of the most commonly treated conditions are clubfoot, hand disorders, limb deficiencies, deformities and discrepancies, scoliosis (curvature of the spine), Osteogenesis imperfecta (brittle bone disease), and orthopedic problems related to spina bifida, cerebral palsy, dwarfism and muscular dystrophy.
Burns and
The Shriners Hospitals for Children that treat burns and burn-related injuries provide comprehensive acute, reconstructive and rehabilitative care. A multidisciplinary team works closely with patients and their families to provide support during their recovery and transition back to school and family life. Since Shriners Hospitals for Children entered the burn care field, the survival rate for children with burns over more than 50 percent of their body surface has doubled.
Cleft Lip
At Shriners Hospitals for Children, patients with a cleft lip and/or palate are treated by a multidisciplinary group of experts who work as a team to improve the child’s appearance and their ability to eat, breathe and communicate. Each patient’s unique treatment plan may include surgery, orthodontics, hearing, speech and psychological therapies, along with specialized support. The goal of the Shriners Hospital treatment program is to help each child achieve optimal function, improve their facial appearance to the fullest extent possible and restore their self-esteem.  
Care for cleft lip and/or cleft palate is currently available at nine Shriners Hospitals for Children. Available multidisciplinary services include surgery, orthodontics, hearing, speech, psychological therapies and additional support services. Services may vary at different locations.
Spinal Cord
In the early 1980's, Shriners Hospitals for Children opened the nation's first spinal cord injury rehabilitation centers specifically designed for children and teens. These programs provide rehabilitation designed to meet the developmental and social needs of pediatric patients and include activity-based rehabilitation techniques, aqua therapy and nutrition and fitness programs.
  Shriners Hospitals for Children is different from other pediatric hospitals in that it is the only pediatric multi-hospital system in the United States that provides all care and services regardless of the families' ability to pay. Shriners Hospitals for Children is also one of the largest pediatric sub-specialty hospital systems in the world, with the largest full-time staff of pediatric orthopedic surgeons in the U.S.  
In the past 20 years, more than 9,500 physicians have received residency education or postgraduate fellowships at Shriners Hospitals for Children. The health care system also maintains relationships with more than 60 medical teaching facilities.
Here is information on all of the Shrine Hospitals in the US and Canada. The ones near the top are the ones serviced most frequently by the Bluefield Shrine Club through Beni Kedem Temple.  Bluefield Shrine Club typically uses Lexington, KY,  Cincinnati, OH, Philadelphia, and Greenville. Bluefield Shrine Club has helped provide transportation and hotel stay when necessary at no cost for the patient and legal guardian parent(s). We have helped many patients since our club was formed.
To follow a hyperlink to one of the hospital sites listed below,
click on the wording underlined in blue. (and while you are there, click on the heart warming video if that site has one displayed. Visit more than one web site as those with video show the unique features of their specific hospital and treatments.)
Click for a map of locations and specialties->Hospital Locations
Lexington, KY - Orthopedic
1900 Richmond Road
Lexington, KY 40502-1204
Phone: 859-266-2101New Hospital Flier
Greenville, SC - Orthopedic
950 West Faris Road
Greenville, SC  29605
Phone 864-271-3444
Cincinnati, OH - Burn Care,
Cleft Lip & Palate

3229 Burnet Avenue
Cincinnati, OH  45229-3095
Phone 855-206-2096
Philadelphia - Orthopedic,
Spinal Cord Injuries

3551 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA  19140-4131
Phone 215-430-4140
Tampa, FL - Orthopedic
12502 USF Pine Drive
Tampa, FL  33612-9411
Phone: 813-972-2250
Patient Referral / Eligibility Info.
Phone: 800-237-5055
Boston, MA - Orthopedic, Burn Care, Cleft Lip & Palate
51 Bloom Street
Boston, MA  02114
Phone: 617-726-3575
Chicago, IL - Orthopedic, Spinal Cord Injuries, Cleft Lip & Palate
2211 N. Park Drive
Chicago, IL  60707
773-385-KIDS (5437)
Erie, PA - Orthopedic
1645 West 8th Street
Erie, PA  16505
Phone: 800-873-5437
Galveston, TX - Burn Care
815 Market Street
Galveston, TX  77550
Phone: 888-215-3109
Honolulu, HI - Orthopedic
1310 Punahou Street
Honolulu, HI  96826-1099
Phone: 808-941-4466

Houston, TX - Orthopedic, Cleft Lip & Palate
6977 Main Street
Houston, TX  77030
Phone: 800-853-1240
Pasadena, CA - Orthopedic, Cleft Lip & Palate, Burn Care
909 S. Fair Oaks Ave.
Pasadena , CA  91105
Phone: 626-389-9300
Sacramento California - Orthopedic, Burn Care, Spinal Cord Injury, Cleft Lip & Palate
2425 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 
Phone: 916-453-2191
Portland, OR - Orthopedic, Cleft Lip & Palate
3101 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Rd.
Portland, OR  97239-3009
Phone: 503-241-5090
Salt Lake City, UT - Orthopedic
1275 E. Fairfax Rd.
Salt Lake City, UT  84103
Phone: 801-536-3500
Shreveport, LA - Orthopedic, Cleft Lip and Palate
3100 Samford Avenue
Shreveport, LA  71103
Phone: 318-222-5704
Spokane, WA - Orthopedic
911 West 5th Avenue
Spokane, WA  99204
Phone: 509-455-7844
Springfield, MA - Orthopedic, Cleft Lip and Palate
516 Carew Street
Springfield, MA  01104-2396
Phone: 413-787-2000
St. Louis, MO - Orthopedic
4400 Clayton Ave
St. Louis, MO  63101-1624
Phone: 314-432-3600
Tampa, FL - Orthopedic
12502 USF Pine Drive
Tampa, FL  33612-9411
Phone: 813-972-2250
Twin Cities - Orthopedic
2025 East River Parkway
Mineapolis, MN  55414
Phone: 612-596-6100
Canada - Orthopedic
1003 Decarie Boulevard
Montreal, H4A 0A9
Phone: 514-842-4464
Mexico City, Mex - Orthopedic
Av. del lman No.257,
Col. Pedregal de Santa Ursula
Deleg. Coyoacan Ciudad de Mexico Mexico City, 04600

Phone: 55-5424-7850
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