Nogales, Arizona

St. Andrew's Children's Clinic

Fact Sheet FY 2016

For 44 years, St. Andrew’s Children’s Clinic has provided free, specialized medical care to children living in Mexico who cannot get the care or afford the care they need in their home country. The Clinic is held at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Nogales, Arizona.

St. Andrew’s Children’s Clinic is a non-denominational, non-profit organization, with a volunteer professional health care staff. The staff sees approximately 225-250 children the first Thursday of each month except July. Every October, in cooperation with Children's Surgery International and CIMA Hospital, 50-60 children (on average) have cleft palate/cleft lip surgery in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. This special mission involves volunteers on both sides of the US-Mexico border who work with the medical team to give patients smiles and a much better life.
In 2016, with the help of generous donors and volunteers, St. Andrew’s Children’s Clinic provided the following:

• 4,298 Clinic hours by volunteer health care professionals
• 6,127 Clinic hours by other volunteers
• 2,382 patient visits
• 139 first-time patients to The Clinic
• 198 office visits (US and Mexico)
• 191 lab tests (US and Mexico)
• 64 cleft palate/cleft lip surgeries (57 children)
• 8,010 professional health volunteer hours for cleft palate/lip surgeries
• 394 dental visits
• 31 eye doctor/surgeries
• 33 orthopedic surgeries
• 95 pairs of eye glasses dispensed
• 33 round-trip flights and transportation to hospitals for patients
• 61 prostheses
• 188 pairs of corrective shoes and orthotics
• 59 repaired hearing aids
• 55 customized wheel chairs, walkers, and strollers
• 110 donated wheel chairs distributed
• 18 prescriptions, either for cornea transplants or dermatology patients
• 4 iPads and software for augmentative/alternative communication patients

also, medicated eye drops; Braille writers; strollers; speech and language equipment; nutritional supplements; physical, occupational, and speech therapy; dermatology and cardiology consultations; and many generous donations of blankets, diapers, and toys.

We are very proud to report to you that 98% of all donations goes to direct patient care.

 

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Ramon is 14 and lives in Caborca, Sonora. He was born with both a cleft lip and a cleft palate. He has had 3 surgeries at our Annual Cleft Palate/Cleft Lip Mission in Hermosillo, Sonora. In October 2016 he had bone graft surgery and now wears braces to correct dental misplacement caused by the cleft palate. He has come to our Nogales clinic for speech therapy for several years. Now the speech therapist told him he doesn’t have to return to The Clinic for speech therapy for a year. Another Clinic success story!

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