Shriners' Hospitals for Children









Shriners Hospitals for Children® is a health care system of 22 hospitals dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing pediatric specialty care, innovative research, and outstanding teaching programs for medical professionals. Children up to age 18 with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate are eligible for care and receive all services in a family-centered environment, regardless of the patients’ ability to pay.

Eligibility for care is not based on financial need or relationship to a Shriner. If you know of a child Shriners Hospitals might be able to help, please call our toll-free patient referral line:


In the U.S.: 1-800-237-5055.
In Canada: 1-800-361-7256.



Pediatric Specialties


Orthopaedic Care

Shriners Hospitals for Children has been a leader in pediatric orthopaedic care since 1922. The hospitals specializing in orthopaedics are dedicated to providing medical and rehabilitative services to children with congenital deformities, problems resulting from orthopaedic injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system. 


Burn Care

The Shriners Hospitals for Children specializing in burns have been leaders in burn care and research since opening in the mid-1960s. Treatment is provided for burn injuries and related scarring, along with physical and emotional rehabilitation. 


Spinal Cord Injury

In the early 1980s, Shriners Hospitals for Children opened the nation's first spinal cord injury rehabilitation and treatment centers specifically designed for kids. There, patients find a complete range of services needed in order to recover to the fullest extent possible.


Cleft Lip and Palate Care

Cleft lip and palate was added to the health care system's treatment disciplines in 2005. Services available at Shriners Hospitals for Children fill the need for coordinated, comprehensive multidisciplinary care for children with this condition.

In addition to patient care, Shriners Hospitals for Children are leaders in medical research and medical education in all four specialty areas.The health care system maintains relationships with more than 60 medical teaching and reserch facilities worldwide and fosters an environment committed to providing high quality medical care and innovative research.



In 2008, Shriners Hospitals had a total budget of $826 million and in 2007 they approved 39,454 new patient applications, attended to the needs of 125,125 patients.