UNR Med announces free Outreach Clinics for the region’s medically uninsured

Student Outreach Clinic moves to 745 West Moana Lane, Reno with first clinic on Oct. 9

A photo of the University Health building at 745 West Moana Lane in Reno, where UNR Med Student Outreach Clinics are held.

The Student Outreach Clinics, where northern Nevadans who are uninsured, underinsured or without a social security number can receive free medical care, have moved to a new central Reno location. All Student Outreach Clinics will be held on the first floor of the University Health building on Moana, located at 745 West Moana Lane Reno, NV 89509. Photo by Brin Reynolds/UNR Med.

Northern Nevadans who are uninsured, underinsured or without a social security number can receive free medical care at upcoming University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) Student Outreach Clinics at a new clinical location on Moana Lane in Reno.

Two rural Outreach Clinics will be offered in Lovelock and Silver Springs, Nevada in November and December. UNR Med offers the free clinics in a continuing effort to assist the region's medically uninsured with needed health care services.

The Student Outreach Clinics have moved to a new central Reno location. Starting on Saturday, Oct. 9, all Student Outreach Clinics will be held on the first floor of the University Health building on Moana, located at 745 West Moana Lane Reno, NV 89509. The first clinic at the new Moana location will be tomorrow - Saturday, Oct. 9 from 8 a.m. to noon and will be a general and children's clinic. The University Health building on Moana is centrally located between Lakeside Drive and Virginia Street. RTC bus routes 1 and 6 have stops on Moana Lane, near the University Health building on Moana.

At this time, the Student Outreach Clinics and Rural Outreach Clinics do not have COVID-19 vaccines for patient distribution. Vaccination distribution is administered on a county-specific basis in Nevada. For county-specific COVID-19 vaccine distribution plans, please visit Immunize Nevada

The following clinics are available:   

General and Children's Student Outreach Clinics at the University Health building on Moana:

  • Saturday, Oct. 9 - 8 a.m. to noon
  • Tuesday, Oct. 19 - 6-9 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 2 - 6-9 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 30 - 6-9 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 7 - 6-9 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 18 - 8 a.m. to noon 

Women's Health Student Outreach Clinic at the University Health building on Moana:

  • Saturday, Oct. 16 - 8 a.m. to noon
  • Saturday, Nov. 20 - 8 a.m. to noon
  • Saturday, Dec. 4 - 8 a.m. to noon

Elderly (55+) & Skin Student Outreach Clinic at the University Health building on Moana:

  • Saturday, Nov. 6 - 8 a.m. to noon 

Rural Outreach Clinics:  Lovelock, Nevada: at Lovelock Community Church, 1055 Dartmouth Ave., Lovelock, Nevada 89419

  • Saturday, Nov. 13 - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  

Silver Springs, Nevada:  at Lahontan Medical Complex, 3595 HWY 50, Suite 1, Silver Springs, Nevada 89429

  • Saturday, Dec. 4 - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

UNR Med is adhering to the following COVID-19 patient health and safety measures: Appointments are not required at the Student Outreach Clinics and walk-ins are welcome. However, if patients prefer to schedule an appointment for a specific time, patients may call (775) 391-0632 or email studentoutreachclinic@med.unr.edu. Patients will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms when scheduling appointments and again when arriving for appointments. Spanish translators are available at all clinics. Answers to frequently asked questions about UNR Med's Student Outreach Clinics are available.   

Facial coverings are required. All patients are required to wear facial coverings to their appointments in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. Patients are asked to come to their visit alone, all guests will be asked to wait in the car unless they are needed to assist the patient. 

Student Outreach Clinic services offered:  

The Student Outreach Clinics offer a variety of services, including: adult and children's influenza vaccinations (NOT including COVID-19 vaccinations), pap smears, pregnancy testing, gynecological exams, IUD services, 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 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 at the Student Outreach Clinics in Reno.  A new women's health service being offered at the Student Outreach Clinics at the University Health building on Moana are free Mirena intrauterine devices (IUDs), which are available to both uninsured and insured patients, made possible through grant funding. IUD supplies are limited. Patients interested in IUD services may call (775) 391-0632 or email studentoutreachclinic@med.unr.edu to schedule an appointment, or walk-ins are welcome at any women's clinics. 

Rural Outreach Clinic services offered:

The Rural Outreach Clinics offer blood pressure and blood work, diabetes screening and counseling, clinical and physical evaluations, adult and children's influenza vaccinations (NOT including COVID-19 vaccinations), and women's health services. Appointments are not required. Patients are seen on a first-come, first-serve basis. To make a Rural Health Clinic appointment, please call Taree Chadwick, ROC manager, at (702) 481-7074 or Rose Meza, for Spanish speakers, at (775) 770-8679. For questions, email ruraloutreachclinic@gmail.com.   

UNR Med offers the free monthly clinics to the region's uninsured and underinsured 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.; the John and Rosemarie Dooley Family Foundation; and Steven and Lois Brown.  

The Rural Outreach Clinics are a collaboration among UNR Med, the Community Health Alliance, and the Nevada Human Development Corporation. Rural Outreach Clinics are made possible by donor support. 

To learn more about supporting UNR Med's outreach clinics, please contact Shari Netzel, director of development, (775) 682-6077 or snetzel@unr.edu.


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.

Released: Friday October 8, 2021 @ 9:45 AM