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news News Friday, April 3, 2020 Friday, April 3, 2020 12:04 PM - Friday, April 3, 2020 12:04 PM

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Portland extends hours at their walk-in fracture clinic to aid with COVID-19 health care system overflow

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Portland extends hours at their walk-in fracture clinic to aid with COVID-19 health care system overflow

In light of the continuing effects of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and the burden on emergency rooms and urgent care systems, Shriners Hospitals for Children — Portland is extending their walk-in fracture and sports injury clinic days of operation. Beginning in April, the pediatric orthopaedic specialists at the Portland Shriners Hospital will continue to provide care to kids at their walk-in fracture and sports injury clinic – now open seven days a week! We understand that there is never a good time for kids to experience an injury or a break, but the hope is that families can take solace in knowing that the Portland Shriners Hospital is available as a reliable resource for families throughout the COVID-19 crisis.

“We want to do our part to help our community during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Robert Bernstein, M.D., chief of staff at the Portland Shriners Hospital. “We are uniquely positioned to provide urgent care for children with musculoskeletal injuries in a clean environment, and our hope is to offload the burden of non-COVID-19 pediatric patients seen in emergency departments.”

Despite the far-reaching effects of the pandemic, the comprehensive care model at the Portland Shriners Hospital hasn’t changed. The Portland Shriners Hospital maintains its wrap-around care approach, encompassing onsite low dose radiological imaging, rehabilitation services and a staff of pediatric trained orthopaedic specialists. 

In an effort to address the safety of patients and their families and reduce the risk of potential exposure, all patients and visitors will be screened for symptoms prior to their visit. Patients exhibiting any symptoms of illness will still be treated, but will be seen in a separate, designated area. Rest assured, all patients will receive the same level of specialized care regardless of possible symptoms.

NEW HOURS:

Monday – Sunday, 7 days a week

7:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

The Portland Shriners Hospital’s walk-in fracture and sports injury clinic staff sees children and teenagers from infancy up to age 17. Specialty care may include reduction, realignment, surgery, casting, post-fracture follow-up and/or rehabilitative services. We are accepting patients with both known or suspected injuries or fractures with no appointment necessary. Patients with open fractures, circulatory involvement, nerve issues, or life- or limb-threatening conditions should go to an emergency room. Download our community flyer.