Rheumatology | For Parents
Maps and Directions
Clinics, Camps, and Events
To schedule an appointment, please contact us at (314) 454-6124. For new patients, a nurse specialist will assess the child's condition to determine how soon he/she needs to be seen. Depending on the assessment, the wait time for a new appointment is not more than seven to ten days.
Rheumatology clinic is held on Monday (8:00 a.m. - noon), Wednesday (8:00 a.m. - noon), and Fridays (1:00- 4:30) at St. Louis Children's Hospital (maps, directions), 2nd floor, Suite C. There is also a Tuesday clinic (1:00- 5:00) clinic at St Louis Children’s Hospital Specialty Care Center (map and direction to SLCH). You can expect your child’s initial visit to last about one and a half hours, as well as time necessary for other testing such as laboratory studies or x-rays. In addition to seeing your child’s Pediatric Rheumatologist, you may be seen by multiple members of our care team including nurses, medical students, and resident and fellow physicians-in-training. These team members all play an important role in the care of your child. You will be contacted after your child's visit in order to explain the results of any laboratory tests and to discuss any necessary adjustments to the treatment plan.
Shriners Hospital Rheumatology Clinic
The Arthritis Specialty Clinic at the Shriners Hospital for Children is held the second Monday and fourth Friday afternoon (1:00-4:30) of each month at Shriners Hospital of St. Louis (google map). Lindbergh Blvd. You may expect the visit to last one hour plus the amount of time necessary to perform any required lab work.
Cabin Fever Weekend, held in conjunction with the Arthritis Foundation, is a St. Louis getaway weekend for families of children with arthritis. Activities for adults and children are planned for the enjoyment of everyone. This event typically occurs during the first weekend in March.
The annual Joint Adventures Camp is a week-long event held in early summer at the Rotary Camp in Lee's Summit, Missouri on beautiful Lake Jacomo. It is sponsored by the Arthritis Foundation. The camp is staffed by healthcare professionals familiar with the needs of children with arthritis, and activities are planned accordingly.
For more information about any of the special events listed above, or to obtain patient information brochures or other resources, contact us at (314) 454-6124 or the Arthritis Foundation at (314) 991-9333.
Educational Information for Parents
A variety of patient information brochures and resources can be obtained by contacting the Missouri Arthritis Foundation St. Louis at (314) 991-9333. Additional resource information can be obtained by contacting us at (314) 454-6124.