Genetic Clinic

This Clinic is available for evaluation of patients of any age suspected or known to have a genetic disorder. Genes are the basic units of inheritance. There are many reasons why a child may have a genetic disorder. They may be born with an abnormality in their genes (ex: Downs Syndrome or Turners Syndrome) or there may be environmental reasons (such as drinking alcohol or using drugs during a pregnancy). Geneticists and genetic counselors from Shodair Hospital in Helena provide the services at this Clinic, which may include suggestions for helping a child in school, proper diet, prognosis or genetic tendency for this disability to reoccur in later pregnancies.