Two School of Medicine outreach clinics offer free care this month

Addition of August 14 vaccination clinic helps children get ready for back-to-school

8/2/2010 - By: Anne McMillin

The University of Nevada School of Medicine will offer two free Student Outreach Clinics in August. The first is a special vaccination clinic scheduled for August 14 from 8 a.m. to noon that is geared specifically to help uninsured children get the necessary shots to meet school district admissions requirements. The second clinic, a general clinic at which adults and children will be seen for general care, is set for August 28 from 8 a.m. to noon.

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.

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 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.


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