University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Announces Free September Clinics

Student Outreach Clinics serve the medically uninsured

UNR Med students gain valuable experience by interacting with patients at the Student Outreach Clinic.

UNR Med students gain valuable experience by interacting with patients at the Student Outreach Clinic.

Individuals who are uninsured, underinsured or without a social security number can receive free medical care at an upcoming free University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Student Outreach Clinic in September. UNR Med offers the clinics in a continuing effort to assist northern Nevada’s medically uninsured with needed healthcare services.

A women’s clinic will be held Saturday, Sept. 2 from 8 a.m. to noon and clinics serving the general population and children are scheduled Tuesday, Sept. 12 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 23 from 8 a.m. to noon.

The free clinics offer a variety of services, including: pap smears, pregnancy testing, gynecological exams, breast exams, STD testing, mammogram referrals, as well as pediatric services such as head start physicals, sports physicals, well checks, sick visits and immunizations for children. The Student Outreach Clinics also offer general physicals, blood pressure monitoring, x-rays, immunizations for all ages and lab services including cholesterol checks and blood glucose monitoring.

Patients are seen on a first-come, first-serve basis and must sign in by 10 a.m. for Saturday clinics and 7:30 p.m. for a Tuesday clinic. No appointments are necessary and Spanish translators are available as needed. Answers to frequently asked questions about UNR Med’s Student Outreach Clinics are available at https://med.unr.edu/soc/faqs

Clinics are held at UNR Med’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.

UNR Med offers the monthly clinics as a way to give back to the community and prepare medical students as future physicians. Licensed faculty and community physicians supervise the medical students and the care patients receive.

The Student Outreach Clinic is made possible by the support of the Nell J. Redfield Foundation and Patricia D. Cafferata in memory of H. Dr. Treat Cafferata.


Contact

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

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is a community-based, research-intensive medical school with a statewide vision that has served Nevada for more than 48 years as its first public medical school. UNR Med's 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, UNR Med is a resource for improving healthcare regionally and across the country. For more information, visit: med.unr.edu.

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