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February 7, 2008
By Anne McMillin
The University of Nevada School of Medicine’s Student Outreach Clinic recently received a $25,000 gift from the Redfield Foundation to help with clinic operations.
Students Whitney Law and Jake Zucker spearheaded the successful effort to seek additional funding for the clinic which provides free monthly medical services to the area’s underserved populations while providing valuable clinical experience for medical students.
“We want the Redfield Foundation to know how truly thankful we are for what they have given us,” Law said.
Three Student Outreach Clinics are held each month focusing on general health care, women’s health care and children’s health care services. Each clinic offers complete physical exams for school, sports or work and selected lab services at discounted fees.
The Student Outreach Clinic has the capability to perform various diagnostic lab tests, x-rays, blood work and ultrasounds.
Student Outreach Clinics are conducted under the direct supervision of licensed faculty physicians. The children’s clinic provides school physicals and physicals for the Head Start program, as well as immunizations. The women’s clinic provides free pap smears, pregnancy testing and sexually transmitted disease counseling. No appointments or insurance are necessary for care.
All clinics are held at University Health System’s Family Medicine Center, located on the University of Nevada, Reno campus just north of Mackay Stadium off of North Virginia Street.
Remaining clinics for this month include a women's clinic on February 11 from 6 to 9 p.m. and a children's clinic on February 16 from 8 a.m. to noon.