UNR Med Announces Free Outreach Clinics

Providing health care to the region’s medically uninsured

A photo of a young patient enjoying his visit at at a UNR Med Student Outreach Clinic.

A young patient enjoys his visit at at a UNR Med Student Outreach Clinic. Northern Nevadans who are uninsured, underinsured or without a social security number can receive free medical care at UNR Med Student Outreach Clinics and Rural Outreach Clinics. Photo by Brin Reynolds/UNR Med. *Photo taken before COVID-19 pandemic and current mask mandates.

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 and Rural Outreach Clinics, in Lovelock and Yerington, Nevada. UNR Med offers the free clinics in a continuing effort to assist the region's medically uninsured with needed health care services.

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 for individual county vaccine rollout plans.  

The following clinics are available:   

General and Children's Student Outreach Clinics at UNR Med's Family Medicine Center:

  • Tuesday, April 20 - 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 1 - 8 a.m. to noon
  • Tuesday, May 11 - 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 12 - 8 a.m. to noon
  • Saturday, June 26 - 8 a.m. to noon
  • Saturday, July 17 - 8 a.m. to noon
  • Saturday, July 31 - 8 a.m. to noon

Geriatric (55+) and Dermatology Student Outreach Clinic at UNR Med's Family Medicine Center:

  • Saturday, May 15 - 8 a.m. to noon   

Women's Health Student Outreach Clinic at UNR Med's Family Medicine Center:

  • Saturday, April 24 - 8 a.m. to noon
  • Saturday, May 22 - 8 a.m. to noon  

Rural Outreach Clinics:   

Lovelock, Nevada:  at Lovelock Community Church, 1055 Dartmouth Avenue, Lovelock, Nevada 89419

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

Silver Springs, Nevada:  at the Faith Baptist Church 5715 Elm St, Silver Springs, Nevada 89429

  • Saturday, June 12 - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Yerington, Nevada:  at South Lyon Physicians Clinic, 213 S Whitacre Street, Yerington, Nevada 89447

  • Sunday, April 25 - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 6 - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 18 - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 15 - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  

UNR Med is adhering to the following COVID-19 patient health and safety measures:   Patient appointments are required. Due to COVID-19, the clinics are unable to accommodate walk-ins. Patients should call (775) 391-0632 and leave a voicemail to request an appointment. 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, 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 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.  

A new women's health service being offered at the Student Outreach Clinics at UNR Med's Family Medicine Center are free Mirena intrauterine devices (IUDs) for uninsured patients, made possible through grant funding. IUD supplies are limited. Patients interested in IUD services may call (775) 391-0632 or email crystalherrera@med.unr.edu or tartis@med.unr.edu to schedule an appointment   Student Outreach 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.   

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 necessary. Patients are seen on a first-come, first-serve basis. 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 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 April 16, 2021 @ 8:00 AM