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January 31, 2011
By Anne McMillin
The University of Nevada School of Medicine's free Student Outreach Clinics for February have been announced for the following dates: a children's clinic will be held February 12 from 8 a.m. to noon and a general clinic will be on February 19 from 6 to 9 p.m. Due to the short month, the women's clinic will fall on March 1 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.
A flat $5 fee covers all labs needed for your visit.
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.