University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Announces Free Clinics in July/August

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Northern Nevadans who are uninsured, underinsured or without a social security number can receive free medical care this July and August 2019 at upcoming University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) Student Outreach Clinics. UNR Med offers the free clinics in a continuing effort to assist the region's medically uninsured with needed health care services.

The following clinics are available:  

General and Children's Clinics:

  • Tuesday, July 9 - 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 27 - 8 a.m. to noon
  • Saturday, Aug. 10 - 8 a.m. to noon
  • Tuesday, Aug. 20 - 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  

Geriatric (55+) and Dermatology Clinics:

  • Saturday, Aug. 31 - 8 a.m. to noon  

The free clinics offer a variety of services, including: flu shots, pap smears, pregnancy testing, gynecological exams, breast exams, vasectomies, 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. Dental and optometric services are not provided. 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. No appointments are necessary and Spanish translators are available at all clinics. Answers to frequently asked questions about UNR Med's Student Outreach Clinics are available.  

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.  

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 clinical community physicians supervise the medical students and the care patients receive.  

The Student Outreach Clinics are made possible by the support of the Nell J. Redfield Foundation; Patricia D. Cafferata in memory of H. Treat Cafferata, M.D.; and the John and Rosemarie Dooley Family Foundation.   


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, 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.

Released: Monday July 1, 2019 @ 7:00 AM