The Clinic for Special Children is designed to be a medical home—a place where children and adults with complex genetic diseases can receive the primary pediatric care they need in an accessible, comfortable, informed environment. Our primary, though not exclusive focus, is on treating the uninsured Amish and Mennonite communities of Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Currently, we serve close to 1,100 patients with over 300 known disorders including maple syrup urine disease (MSUD), glutaric acidemia (GA-1) and propionic acidemia. Office visits are conducted in our timber frame building in Strasburg, PA. Inpatient treatment primarily is provided at Lancaster General Hospital (LGH) where our physicians attend inpatient treatment. We also offer on-site, limited subspeciality services for our patient though our collaborative partnerships.
- Amino acid quantitation
- Consultation services
- Dietary support
- Genetic counseling and education
- Molecular cytogenetic analysis
- Molecular diagnostic testing
- Next generation sequencing (NGS)
- Palliative Care | Cherished Lives program
- Routine immunizations
- Well care and sick visits
- Behavioral Therapy
- Wheelchair fittings
Help us to continue to provide patients with timely, affordable and effective care!
Our clinic serves as a trusted medical home for families working to prevent and treat genetic illness in their children. Serving predominantly Amish and Mennonite families, the sturdy, timber-framed building was "raised" by the hands of those in the Anabaptist community outside of Strasburg, PA. Inside the clinic is filled with an array of high-tech gene sequencing that allows us to deliver state of the art care in a nurturing environment.