Northern Nevada Cleft Palate Clinic

Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology

The Northern Nevada Cleft Palate Clinic is a multi-disciplinary health care team housed within the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology at the University of Nevada in Reno. The team is dedicated to the care and treatment of children with cleft lip and palate and other craniofacial disorders. Cleft lip and palate is the most common birth anomaly and occurs at the rate of 1 in 598 births.

The Team meets one time per month (usually on the first Friday) and is comprised of volunteer health care specialists including plastic surgery, speech pathology, orthodontia, pediatric dentistry, oral-maxillary surgery, otolaryngology, audiology, genetics, and pediatrics. The goal of this clinic is to provide free services to patients in need without the need to make multiple appointments with individual professionals. The team evaluates about 150 children per year at no cost to the patient.

Clinics are held the first Friday of every month from 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

Clinic Dates for 2022

  • September 9th
  • October 7th
  • November 4th
  • December 2nd

Clinic Dates for 2023

  • January 6th
  • February 3rd
  • March 3rd
  • April 7th
  • May 5th
  • June 2nd
  • July 7th
  • August 4th
  • September 8th
  • October 6th
  • November 3rd
  • December 1st