Care & Support

Overview

A young girl in a toy car

Every child dreams of being in the driver’s seat. But not all children travel the same road. For children faced with physical challenges, fulfilling the promise of a brighter tomorrow can be a long and bumpy ride.  The internationally recognized doctors and researchers at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California are determined to put children in the driver’s seat and set them on the road to independence.

Children born with congenital disorders, challenged by orthopaedic problems, scarred by accidental injuries, or paralyzed in a split-second all benefit from the finest in specialized pediatric care.  When children are burned in house fires and automobile accidents, it is care that saves lives.  When children are born with hand deformities, club foot, cleft lip and other complex disorders, it is care that transforms lives.

The distinguished medical team includes leaders of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Burn Association, the Scoliosis Research Society and other noted medical organizations. Journal editors, textbook authors and winners of outstanding teaching awards are counted among the medical team.  All are focused on advanced practices. They conduct research, lecture nationally and internationally and work collaboratively to ensure that every child they serve benefits from exceptional care and expertise.

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Camps for Kids

At Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California care extends far beyond hospital walls. The medical team is devoted to giving patients the opportunity to identify activities they enjoy so that they can return to their communities as active, confident and productive citizens. The hospital partners with a number of community organizations to provide opportunities for children to explore and grow their potential outside the hospital. Your nurse or care coordinator will be able to direct you to opportunities in the community, which include the following:

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Care at Home

Care at Home

Coming home from the hospital is a happy time. It means your child is getting better. At home, you will have to take care of your child to help them continue to heal.On this page we have provided a list of educational resources to help you care for your child. Please don’t hesitate to call our Outpatient Clinic at 916-453-2000 if you have questions or need more information.

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Patient Services

A young boy doing physical therapy with a trainer

At Shriners Hospital for Children – Northern California professionals work in partnership to ensure that patients benefit from the finest pediatric care. The hospital houses a clinic, traditional inpatient services, and professional support services in one facility. Patients benefit from the collaborative approach to care fostered by the ability of physicians, nurses, therapists, dietitians, orthotists, and other professionals to work side-by-side. Having doctors and specialists housed in one facility is an added convenience for patients and parents.

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Support Services

Ben Ali Shriners dropping a patient off at the hospital

Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California provides programs and services that facilitate care, foster independence and help patients grow in mind, body and spirit.