In 1922, the Shriners dedicated themselves to providing specialized medical care for children regardless of the families’ ability to pay.
Today, that philanthropic effort helps support Shriners Hospitals for Children, a health care system with locations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Children up to age 18 (and in some cases, up to age 21) with orthopaedic
conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate are eligible for care. Within these
broad service lines, many types of care are provided. For example,
some locations offer reconstructive plastic surgery, treatment for
craniofacial abnormalities or care for sports injuries. All services are provided in a compassionate,
Many Shriners Hospitals for Children are also premier medical research centers and are affiliated with top academic medical institutions in North America.