School of Medicine announces free February clinic dates

Clinics serve the medically uninsured of northern Nevada

Nicole Heidt and a young patient.

Nicole Heidt, Class of 2017, examines a young patient in 2015. Photo by Anne McMillin, APR.

RENO, Nev. - The University of Nevada Reno, School of Medicine announces its free Student Outreach Clinics for February, in a continuing effort to assist northern Nevada's medically uninsured with needed health care services.

A women's clinic will be held Saturday, Feb. 4 from 8 a.m. to noon and clinics serving the general population and children will take place Tuesday, Feb. 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 25 from 8 a.m. to noon.

The free clinics offer a variety of services, including access to head start physicals, sports physicals, well checks, sick visits and immunizations for children, as well as pap smears, pregnancy testing, gynecological exams, breast exams, STD testing and mammogram referrals for women. In addition, the clinics also provide x-rays, immunizations and lab services, like cholesterol checks and blood glucose monitoring, for all patients.

Clinics are held at the School of Medicine's Family Medicine Center, located on the University of Nevada, Reno campus just north of Mackay Stadium off of North Virginia Street. Take RTC bus route 7 to North Virginia Street or the Sierra Spirit bus.

The School of Medicine is a proud member of the northern Nevada community. Under the direct supervision of licensed faculty and community physicians, medical students from the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine offer monthly, free Student Outreach Clinics as way to give back to the community shaping them into the future leaders of medicine. No appointment is necessary. Clinic patients are seen on a first come, first served basis. Spanish translators are available as needed.

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Contact

Julie Ardito
Senior Director, Advancement & Engagement
Office: (775) 784-6006
jardito@med.unr.edu

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is a research-intensive, community-based, statewide medical school that has served Nevada for more than 47 years as its first public medical school. Our vision is a healthy Nevada, supported by our mission: establishing excellence in medical education, medical care, research and community engagement, while committing to a culture of respect, compassion and inclusion. Through targeted growth and investment in research, clinical services, education and outreach, we are a resource for improving health care regionally and across the country. For more information, visit: med.unr.edu.