Carrell Care Community Partners


In 1921, WB Carrell, MD and a group of Texas Masons saw a need for a charity hospital for crippled children and founded the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) - now known as Scottish Rite for Children (SRC) a world-renowned institution.


Carrell Care Community Partners was founded by a group of Dallas orthopedic surgeons, philanthropists and Carrell family members to continue the vision of Dr. W.B. Carrell and Dr. Brandon Carrell. 100 years ago, Carrell Clinic founder W.B. Carrell along with a group of Texas Masons established Scottish Rite for Children -a charity hospital for children with orthopedic deformities and the W.B. Carrell Memorial Clinic.

100 years later- A New Issue: Aging Out of Charity Care

The very children that Dr. W.B. Carrell sought to help 100 years ago-were now facing a new issue. These young patients were "aging out" of charity care hospitals like SRC and Shriners Children's and many were facing present day health insurance coverage gaps. For some young Texans who DO qualify for Medicaid-like aging out foster youth- their plans exclude Durable Medical Equipment in the state of Texas. They are often left with needs not met by government assistance or insurance after "aging out."


Part of Carrell Care's mission is to assist these young people with prosthetics for amputations, orthotics for deformities or paralysis and those having joint replacements due to juvenile arthritis. In assisting with these needs, Carrell Care helps to empower these young adults to make a difference through education and entering the workforce. This ultimately improves quality of life and helps patients live with dignity and purpose.


This is where Carrell Care Community Partners steps in. We are here to “give a leg up” to meet the need and continue W.B. Carrell’s vision -to provide medically necessary orthopedic care for these uninsured, underinsured and underserved young folks, aged 18-30, so they can move towards a better future with hope, resilience and independence.