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OUR ADMISSION GUIDELINES

Parents or physicians who wish to request treatment for a child can use the following guidelines. All requests are reviewed by Scottish Rite Hospital staff on a case-by-case basis. If your child meets the requirements to become our patient, an appointment will be scheduled and a notice will be sent to parents/guardians. 

Scottish Rite Hospital provides care for children with conditions related to their muscles and bones. We treat hundreds of pediatric orthopedic conditions and provide specialized care for each child. Here are a few of the most common conditions we treat: 

CLUBFOOT & FOOT DISORDERS
  • Extra Toes
  • Flat Feet 
FRACTURES/BROKEN BONES

HAND DISORDERS 
  • Abnormal Thumbs 
  • Arthrogryposis – Limited movement or stiff joints
  • Polydactyly – Extra fingers 
  • Syndactyly – Webbed fingers 
  • Symbrachydactyly – Missing fingers 
HIP DISORDERS 
  • Adolescent Hip Dysplasia 
  • Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH) 
  • Perthes Disease 
  • Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis
LIMB LENGTH DISCREPANCIES

NEUROLOGICAL CONDITIONS
  • Developmental Delay
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Brain Malformations
  • Epilepsy 
PEDIATRIC DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES 
  • Cerebral Palsy (limited to related orthopedic conditions) 
  • Certain Genetic Conditions with Orthopedic Complications
  • Spina Bifida 
RHEUMATOLOGY
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Juvenile Arthritis
  • Scleroderma
  • Vasculitis
SCOLIOSIS 
  • Congenital Scoliosis 
  • Early Onset Scoliosis 
  • Idiopathic Scoliosis 
  • Neuromuscular Scoliosis 
SPORTS MEDICINE 
  • Concussions
  • Hip Impingement 
  • Joint Instability 
  • Kneecap Problems 
  • Labral Tears 
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans 
  • Sports-Related Fractures 
  • Young Anterior Cruciate and Ligament Injuries 
  • Discoid Meniscus

Parents or physicians can request treatment for a child with an orthopedic condition in a couple of different ways. Visit our Request Treatment page to either: Parents or physicians can request treatment for a child with dyslexia by visiting our Request Treatment page to either:

Since the hospital’s inception in 1921, Scottish Rite Hospital has treated patients regardless of the family’s ability to pay. The hospital relies on the generosity of individuals, organizations, foundations and corporations to continue its mission.

We offer a financial assistance and charity care program, called Crayon Care, which provides financial assistance to families who qualify. View the summary and eligibility requirements below to learn more.

The Crayon Care application form applies to all families regardless of income levels and insurance types (Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, etc.). Please take the time to fill out the application so that we may better serve you. You may qualify for care at no charge or at a significantly discounted rate.

Resources Need help? For additional questions, please call 214-559-8630. 

Our Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia & Learning Disorders uses several criteria to determine a patient’s eligibility. A child must meet the following requirements to be evaluated for a learning disorder at our center:
  • The child must be a Texas resident between the ages of 5 and 14
  • A physician’s referral is required with each patient application
  • The child must be a proficient English speaker
We specialize in services for children with learning problems in reading, writing and math. Our evaluations are designed to identify reading disorders including dyslexia, disorders of written expression and math disorders. We are unable to approve applications for children whose learning difficulties are primarily related to:
  • Attention problems
  • Autism or pervasive developmental disorders
  • Behavioral problems
  • Emotional problems
  • Hearing or vision impairment
  • Low cognitive ability

The Application for Evaluation in the Center for Dyslexia should be completed as well as the physician referral section. The family is to complete the Educational Background Information form included with the application and attach copies of previous tests and educational plans. 

In addition, parents are required to submit the completed NICHQ Vanderbilt ASSESSMENT Scale – TEACHER Informant form below, and to select and complete the appropriate NICHQ Vanderbilt ASSESSMENT Scale – PARENT Informant form listed below according to whether the child is currently taking medication for attention or behavior issues. Please select the most appropriate NICHQ Vanderbilt ASSESSMENT Scale – PARENT Informant form for your child. At least one form must be completed and submitted with your application:  All applications are reviewed to determine eligibility. The parents/guardians and referring physician will receive a letter regarding the child’s eligibility. For help with the dyslexia application process, please call 214-559-7815 or view our FAQs

If the center is unable to meet your child’s needs, the staff at our Christi Carter Urschel Family Resource Center can provide referrals for appropriate services at your request. Please call 214-559-7573 for more information.

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