March, April dates for School of Medicine Student Outreach Clinics announced

Clinics offer free care to medically underserved populations

RENO, Nev. — The University of Nevada School of Medicine's Student Outreach Clinics for March and April 2009 have been announced for the following dates: General Health Clinics will be held on Saturday, March 7 and April 11 from 8 a.m. to noon; Women's Health Clinics will be on Monday, March 9 and April 13 from 6 to 9 p.m. and Children's Health Clinics are scheduled for Saturday, March 28 and April 25 from 8 a.m. to noon.

Student Outreach Clinics are a free service providing much needed care for Washoe County's medically underserved population. Each clinic offers complete physical exams for school, sports or work and selected lab services at discounted fees.

The Student Outreach Clinic has the capability to perform various diagnostic lab tests, x-rays, blood work, ultrasounds and free immunizations for children. Small fees averaging between $5 and $20 may apply to certain diagnostic services and patients are recommended to call ahead to learn more about blood services.

Under the direct supervision of licensed faculty physicians, medical students from the University of Nevada School of Medicine offer monthly Student Outreach Clinics which provide free care. No insurance or appointment is necessary for clinic patients who are seen on a first come, first served basis. Each clinic offers complete physical examinations and referral services. The children's clinic provides school physicals and physicals for the Head Start program, as well as immunizations. The women's clinic provides free pap smears, pregnancy testing and sexually transmitted disease counseling.

All clinics are held at University Health System's Family Medicine Center, located on the University of Nevada, Reno campus just north of Mackay Stadium off of North Virginia Street.

Patients seeking further information about the Student Outreach Clinic should call (775) 682-8646.


Media Contacts

Julie Ardito, APR
Senior Director, Advancement and Engagement
Office: (775) 784-6006

Tessa Bowen, MPA
Communications Manager, Advancement and Engagement
Office: (775) 682-9254

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, Nevada's first public medical school, is a community-based, research-intensive medical school with a statewide vision for a healthy Nevada. Established in 1969, UNR Med is improving the health and well-being of all Nevadans and their communities through excellence in student education, postgraduate training and clinical care, research with local, national and global impact and a culture of diversity and inclusion.