School of Medicine sets free medical clinic dates for April

3/29/2011 - By: Anne McMillin

The University of Nevada School of Medicine's free Student Outreach Clinics for April have been announced for the following dates: a women's clinic will be held on April 5 from 6 to 9 p.m., a children's clinic is scheduled for April 16 from 8 a.m. to noon and a general clinic will be on April 23 from 8 a.m. to noon.

In addition, a geriatrics-specific clinic for uninsured adults ages 55 and up will be held on April 9 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. 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.

The geriatrics clinic will offer cognitive impairment screening, physicals focusing on cardiology and pulmonology issues, a pharmacist's review of medications, immunizations for pneumonia, flu, and pertussis as well as Tetanus boosters.

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.


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