Shriners Hospital for Children – Portland
Shriners Hospitals for Children — Portland is coordinating with our affiliated Temples for the first ever regional
screening clinic day, in conjunction with our board members.
On Saturday, October 24, 2015 FROM 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., we are inviting our affiliated Temples, clubs and/or units to
hold a screening clinic in their home towns (the goal of increasing the number of new children seeking care at Shriners
Hospitals for Children — Portland ).
On that day (10-24-2015), we will have a staff member in the hospital manning the patient referral phone number to
accept calls from these clinics to “onboard new patients” who are referred from these clinics (to put the referred
child’s information in the computer system and to coordinate with the family a scheduled date, time for their first
appointment at Shriners Hospital).
Why are we doing this? In the past at screening clinics, families were given an application or referral form to
complete, and the Shrine Club coordinating the clinic would mail the forms into the hospital. (Causing a built in
delay for the family) We would then review and approve the application and mail the family a date and time for a
first appointment in an acceptance letter.(most likely a date/time which didn't fit the families’ schedule which
ultimately made our successful show rate at the first clinic appointment a negative situation).
If your club/units are considering hosting a Screening clinic in the fall; please have them consider selecting
October 24, 2015 for their date. Our hope is that the families that attend the clinic and who are referred by
the volunteer physician at the clinic can call from the screening clinic directly to Shriners Hospitals for
Children — Portland and be given a first appointment date and time right then.
2015 How To Coordinate A Screening Clinic
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