UNR Med announces free outreach clinics

Clinics provide health care to the region’s medically uninsured

UNR Med announces free outreach clinics

Clinics provide health care to the region’s medically uninsured

RENO, Nev. — Northern Nevadans who are uninsured, underinsured or without a social security number can receive free medical care at upcoming University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) Student Outreach Clinics in Reno, Nevada, and UNR Med Rural Outreach Clinics, in Yerington, Lovelock, and Silver Springs, Nevada. UNR Med offers the free clinics in a continuing effort to assist the region's medically uninsured with needed health care services.

At this time, the student outreach clinics and rural outreach clinics do not have COVID-19 vaccines for patient distribution. Vaccination distribution is administered on a county-specific basis in Nevada. For county-specific COVID-19 vaccine distribution plans, please visit Immunize Nevada for individual county vaccine rollout plans.

The student outreach clinics have moved to a new central Reno location. All student outreach clinics will be held on the first floor of the University Health Moana Professional Center, located at 745 West Moana Lane in Reno. The Moana Professional Center is centrally located between Lakeside Drive and Virginia Street.

The following clinics are available: 

General and children's student outreach clinics at the University Health Moana Professional Center

  • Tuesday, April 26, 2022, at 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 28, 2022, at 8 a.m.

Women’s health student outreach clinic at the University Health Moana Professional Center

  • Tuesday, April 19, 2022, at 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 30, 2022, at 8 a.m.
  • Saturday, May 14, 2022, at 8 a.m.

Rural outreach clinics

Yerington, Nevada: at South Lyon Physicians Clinic, 213 S Whitacre St., Yerington, NV 89447

  • Sunday, May, 1, 2022, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 26, 2022, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Lovelock, Nevada: at Lovelock Community Church, 1055 Dartmouth Ave., Lovelock, Nevada 89419

  • Saturday, May 7, 2022, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Silver Springs, Nevada: at Lahontan Medical Complex, 3595 HWY 50, Suite 1, Silver Springs, Nevada 89429

  • Saturday, June 11, 2022, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

UNR Med is adhering to the following COVID-19 patient health and safety measures:

Appointments are not required at the student outreach clinics, and walk-ins are welcome. However, if patients prefer to schedule an appointment for a specific time, patients may call (775) 391-0632 or email studentoutreachclinic@med.unr.edu. Patients will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms when scheduling appointments and again when arriving for appointments. Spanish translators are available at all clinics. Answers to frequently asked questions about UNR Med's Student Outreach Clinics are available. 

Face masks are required. All patients are required to wear facial coverings to their appointments in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. Patients are asked to come to their visit alone, and all guests will be asked to wait in the car unless they are needed to assist the patient.

Student outreach clinic services offered

The student outreach clinics offer a variety of services, including adult and children’s influenza vaccinations (NOT including COVID-19 vaccinations), pap smears, pregnancy testing, gynecological exams, IUD services, breast exams, vasectomies, STD testing, mammogram referrals as well as pediatric services such as head-start physicals, sports physicals, well checks, sick visits and immunizations for children. The clinics also offer general physicals, blood pressure monitoring, immunizations for all ages and lab services, including cholesterol checks and blood glucose monitoring. Dental and optometric services are not provided at the student outreach clinics in Reno.

A new women’s health service being offered at the student outreach clinics at UNR Med's Family Medicine Center is free Mirena intrauterine devices (IUDs), which are available to both uninsured and insured patients, made possible through grant funding. IUD supplies are limited. Patients interested in IUD services may call (775) 391-0632 or email studentoutreachclinic@med.unr.edu to schedule an appointment, or walk-ins are welcome at any women’s clinics.

Rural outreach clinic services offered

The rural outreach clinics offer blood pressure monitoring and blood work, diabetes screening and counseling, clinical and physical evaluations, adult and children’s influenza vaccinations (NOT including COVID-19 vaccinations) and women's health services. Appointments are not required. Patients are seen on a first-come, first-serve basis. To make a rural outreach clinic appointment, please email ruraloutreachclinic@gmail.com

UNR Med offers the free monthly clinics to the region’s uninsured and underinsured as a way to give back to the community and prepare medical students as future physicians. Licensed faculty and clinical community physicians supervise the medical students and the care patients receive. 

The student outreach clinics are made possible by the support of the Nell J. Redfield Foundation, Patricia D. Cafferata in memory of H. Treat Cafferata, M.D., the John and Rosemarie Dooley Family Foundation and Steven and Lois Brown.

The rural outreach clinics are a collaboration among UNR Med, the Community Health Alliance and the Nevada Human Development Corporation. Rural outreach clinics are made possible by donor support.

To learn more about supporting UNR Med's outreach clinics, please contact Christina Sarman, executive director of development, (775)784-6009 or csarman@unr.edu.

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, Nevada’s first public medical school, is a community-based, research-intensive medical school with a statewide vision for a healthy Nevada. Since 1969, UNR Med has trained more than 4,000 students, residents and fellows. UNR Med continues to improve the health and well-being of all Nevadans and their communities through excellence in student education, postgraduate training and clinical care, research with local, national and global impact and a culture of diversity and inclusion.

Media Contact

Scott Walquist
Director of Communications
Office of Marketing and Communications 
Phone: (775) 287-6788
Email: srwalquist@unr.edu

The University of Nevada, Reno is a public research university that is committed to the promise of a future powered by knowledge. Nevada’s land-grant university founded in 1874, the University serves 21,000 students. The University is a comprehensive, doctoral university, classified as an R1 institution with very high research activity by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Additionally, it has attained the prestigious “Carnegie Engaged” classification, reflecting its student and institutional impact on civic engagement and service, fostered by extensive community and statewide collaborations. More than $800 million in advanced labs, residence halls and facilities has been invested on campus since 2009. It is home to the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and Wolf Pack Athletics, maintains a statewide outreach mission and presence through programs such as the University of Nevada, Reno Extension, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, Small Business Development Center, Nevada Seismological Laboratory, and is part of the Nevada System of Higher Education. Through a commitment to world-improving research, student success and outreach benefiting the communities and businesses of Nevada, the University has impact across the state and around the world.

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