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August 23, 2010
By Anne McMillin
The University of Nevada School of Medicine's Student Outreach Clinics for September have been announced for the following dates: a children's clinic will be held September 4 from 8 a.m. to noon., a women's clinic will be held September 18 from 8 a.m. to noon and a general clinic will be on September 27 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Student Outreach Clinics are a free service providing much needed care for Washoe County's medically uninsured population. Clinics offer physicals for work or school, EKGs, blood pressure monitoring, referrals and selected lab services at discounted fees. Women's clinics offer pregnancy testing, Pap smears, gynecological exams, breast exams, STD testing and mammogram referrals. Children's clinics offer school and sports physicals, immunizations and general care.
Small fees averaging between $5 and $20 may apply to certain diagnostic services and patients are recommended to call ahead to learn more about blood services.
Under the direct supervision of licensed faculty and community physicians, medical students from the University of Nevada School of Medicine offer monthly Student Outreach Clinics which provide free care. No appointment is necessary for clinic patients who are seen on a first come, first served basis. Early arrival is recommended. Spanish translators are available as needed.
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. Take RTC bus route 7 to North Virginia Street or the free Sierra Spirit bus.
Patients seeking further information about the Student Outreach Clinic may call (775) 682-8646.