UNR Med announces free clinics from December through February

Additional rural outreach flu clinic opens in Silver Springs, Nevada

Northern Nevadans who are uninsured, underinsured or without a social security number can receive free medical care from December through February 2019 at upcoming University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) Student Outreach Clinics including a Rural Outreach Influenza Vaccination Clinic in Silver Springs, Nevada. UNR Med offers free clinics in a continuing effort to assist the region’s medically uninsured with needed health care services.

The following clinics are available:

Rural Outreach Influenza Vaccination Clinic in Silver Springs:

  • Saturday, Dec. 22 - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

General and Children’s Clinics at UNR Med’s Family Medicine Center in Reno:

  • Tuesday, Dec. 11 – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 15 – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, Jan. 26 – 8 a.m. to noon
  • Saturday, Feb. 16 – 8 a.m. to noon
  • Tuesday, Feb. 19 – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Women’s Clinics at UNR Med’s Family Medicine Center in Reno:

  • Saturday, Feb. 2 – 8 a.m. to noon

Geriatric (55+) & Dermatology Clinics at UNR Med’s Family Medicine Center in Reno:

  • Saturday, Jan. 12 – 8 a.m. to noon

The Rural Outreach Influenza Vaccination Clinic will be held at Silver Springs Community Center located at 2945 Fort Churchill Street, Silver Springs, Nevada and will offer 100 free influenza vaccines for adults and children, as well as diabetes and hypertension education.

The Silver Springs Rural Outreach Clinic is made possible through a collaboration among UNR Med, Community Health Nurses in Lyon County, and Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey Counties, as well as Carson Tahoe Hospital, which will donate supplies and Carson Medical Group, which will donate funds. For questions, contact Fernando Flores-Mendez, UNR Med ROC coordinator at 702-521-5740.

General, Children’s and Women’s Clinics are held at UNR Med’s Family Medicine Center, located on the University of Nevada, Reno campus at 123 17th Street, Reno, Nevada, just north of Mackay Stadium off North Virginia Street. Take RTC bus route 7 to North Virginia Street or the Sierra Spirit bus.

The free clinics offer a variety of services, including: flu shots, 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.

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 Tuesday clinics. Only 100 spots will be available at this Rural Outreach Clinic. No appointments are necessary and Spanish translators are available at all clinics. Answers to frequently asked questions about UNR Meds Student Outreach Clinics are available.

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

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


Media Contacts

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

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

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 50 years. The state's first public medical school, UNR Med fosters a healthy Nevada through excellence in medical education, medical care, research and community engagement, within a culture of respect, compassion and inclusion. Through targeted growth and investment in research, clinical services, education and outreach, UNR Med is improving the future of health care. For more information, visit our 50th anniversary website.