Carson Tahoe Health offering free children’s health clinic April 16 |

Carson Tahoe Health offering free children’s health clinic April 16

Special to the Nevada Appeal
Free orthopedic screenings, complete with clowns from Shriners Hospitals for Children, are being offered to eligible patients under the age of 18 on April 16.
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Carson Tahoe Health is again partnering with the Shriners Hospitals for Children to provide free orthopedic screenings to eligible patients under the age of 18.

These screenings are designed for children with a history of orthopedic issues, including those who have been referred by a school nurse. During the clinic, local nurses and physicians will perform thorough orthopedic evaluations, which commonly include scoliosis and foot and ankle testing. All services are provided at no cost, including transportation and accommodations if necessary. A Shriners clown also will be present with balloons to entertain visiting families.

“Carson Tahoe Health is pleased to partner with the Shriners Hospitals, year after year, in support of children and families within our community,” said Ed Epperson, president and CEO of Carson Tahoe Health. “Through these clinics, we can identify and treat orthopedic conditions at the earliest stages possible to prevent lifelong complications and enhance quality of life — at no cost to the family.”

The Shriners Health Clinic will be from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, at Carson Tahoe Sierra Surgery, 1400 Medical Parkway.

For information or to see if a child is eligible to participate, call 775-400-1369.

Carson Tahoe Health is a local, not-for-profit healthcare system consisting of 240 licensed acute care beds, two hospitals, two urgent cares, an emergent care center, outpatient services and a provider network with 19 regional locations. For more information, go to