Nogales, Arizona

St. Andrew's Children's Clinic

For 41 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, 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, approximately 40-45 children 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 201
3, with the help of generous donors and volunteers, St. Andrew’s Children’s Clinic provided the following:

· 3,925 Clinic hours by volunteer health care professionals

· 6,238 Clinic hours by other volunteers

· 2,423 patient visits

· 148 first-time patients to The Clinic

· 149 office visits (US and Mexico)

· 187 lab tests (US and Mexico)

· 39 cleft palate/cleft lip surgeries

· 270 professional health volunteer hours for cleft palate/lip surgeries

· 15 eye doctor/surgeries

· 35 orthopedic surgeries

· 118 pairs of eye glasses dispensed

· 37 round-trip flights and transportation to hospitals for patients

· 39 prostheses

· 192 pairs of corrective shoes and orthotics

· 69 repaired hearing aids

· 34 customized wheel chairs, walkers, and strollers

· 13 prescriptions, either for cornea transplants or dermatology 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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Yalitzia Castillo Valdez, age 4, was missing a bone in her leg; it wouldn’t grow so the leg was amputated at Shriners Hospital. The Clinic fitted her with a prosthesis. She returns to The Clinic regularly to have the prosthesis checked and adjusted as needed. When she has a growth spurt, a new prosthesis will be made for her.