The CRS program at Yuma Regional Medical Center provides family-centered medical treatment, rehabilitation, and related support services for children under age 21 with qualifying chronic and disabling conditions. Last year over 23,000 children and young adults in Arizona received health care and related support services from the CRS program. CRS members receive care for their eligible conditions in CRS specialty clinics. All CRS members are also enrolled in an AHCCCS Health Plan, where they have a primary care physician who manages their care that is not related to their CRS-eligible condition. Arizona Department of Health Services provides CRS services through a contract with APIPA-CRS.
The Yuma CRS program operates the following pediatric clinics at YRMC:
- Cleft palate/Cleft lip multi-disciplinary team
- Nutrition and feeding teams
- Speech evaluation
- Wheelchair services
- Orthotics services
- Pediatric screening for other CRS diagnosis
CRS patients receive care from local medical specialists as well as from doctors who travel to Yuma from Phoenix and Tucson. The clinic staff includes registered nurses and a care coordinator that assist the CRS in managing and coordinating their CRS care. There are two APIPA-CRS staff on site that assists the CRS member with enrollment and billing questions and can assist with making transportation arrangements to CRS clinic appointments.
In addition to the services that are provided in the Yuma CRS Clinic, local specialty providers also provide other CRS services such as:
- X-ray, MRI and laboratory services
- ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat)
- Physical therapy
- Speech and occupational therapy
- Orthotics and casting
- Dental & orthodontic services
For more information, contact Yuma Children's Rehabilitative Services at 928-336-7588 or 800-837-7309.
Arizona Department of Health Services - CRS