International Children’s Program

LuskinOIC founded the International Children’s Program (ICP) for one vital reason: to enable children living outside the U.S. to receive high-quality orthopaedic care, regardless of their family’s financial situation. For more than 60 years, more than 150,000 children from various countries around the world have been expertly treated by board-certified surgeons through ICP.

LuskinOIC remains passionately committed to this 60-year-old cause. With our donors and volunteers, we continue to transform the lives of children, affording them a chance to reach unbridled potential.

Generosity Felt Around The World

More than 150,000 children are treated by award-winning surgeons at LuskinOIC

Together, we can change a child’s life

The conditions we treat include cerebral palsy, scoliosis, congenital hip disorders, missing or deformed bones, and clubfoot. With support from our donors, ICP covers all aspects of a child’s care, including all physician consultations, X-rays, lab tests, CT and MRI scans, surgeries, hospital stays, travel, food, and lodging. This multilevel of complex care is not possible without the support of the LuskinOIC community.

For information or to make an appointment: 213-742-1335 or [email protected]

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Serving the Calexico and Mexicali Communities

At the Border Clinic in Calexico and the Hospital General de Mexicali, children receive initial screenings and evaluations from doctors and staff. We travel to the Border Clinic in Calexico eight clinic days a year and to the Hospital General de Mexicali three clinic days a year.

After we evaluate the children’s conditions and consult with physicians at the LuskinOIC campus in downtown Los Angeles, the children who are in need of surgical care are brought to the UCLA Medical Center – Santa Monica. Here, physicians provide children the full extent of treatment needed toward the best possible outcomes.

It’s important to follow these instructions

  • Call (213) 742-1335 to make a screening and consultation appointment to see us in Calexico or Mexicali

  • Attend screening and consultation on clinic day

After your child’s screening, if additional treatment is required the ICP team will let you know during your appointment and help you set up further care at the LuskinOIC DTLA location, including:

  • Apply for passports and visas (approval can take 6 to 24 months)

  • Schedule an appointment at LuskinOIC’s DTLA campus

  • Visit the U.S. Immigration office and obtain permission to visit LA for the appointment

  • Prepare for departure from the Border Clinic (the trip can take up to 8 hours)

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2024 Dates

  • February 16, Mexicali

  • March 11, Calexico

  • June 27, Calexico

  • September 16, Calexico

  • October 15, Telehealth only

  • November 15, Calexico

  • December 6, Calexico