RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine has announced its free Student Outreach Clinics for May 2017, as part of a goal to assist people in northern Nevada’s who have no health insurance.
Clinics serving the general population and children will be held May 2 from 6 to 9 p.m. and May 27 from 8 a.m. to noon. A women’s clinic will take place May 20 from 8 a.m. to noon. A special clinic serving the needs of seniors ages 55+ and dermatology patients will be held May 13 from 8 a.m. to noon.
The free clinics offer several services, including access to head start physicals, sports physicals, well checks, sick visits and immunizations for children, plus pap smears, pregnancy testing, gynecological exams, breast exams, STD testing and mammogram referrals for women. The clinics also provide x-rays, immunizations and lab services, such as cholesterol checks and blood glucose monitoring, for all patients.
Clinics are held at the School of Medicine’s Family Medicine Center on the University of Nevada, Reno campus just north of Mackay Stadium off North Virginia Street. Take RTC bus route 7 to North Virginia Street or the Sierra Spirit bus.
According to a release, "The School of Medicine is a proud member of the northern Nevada community. Under the direct supervision of licensed faculty and community physicians, medical students from the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine offer monthly, free Student Outreach Clinics as way to give back to the community shaping them into the future leaders of medicine. No appointment is necessary. Clinic patients are seen on a first come, first served basis. Spanish translators are available as needed.
"The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is a research-intensive, community-based, statewide medical school that has served Nevada for more than 48 years as its first public medical school. Our vision is a healthy Nevada, supported by our mission: establishing excellence in medical education, medical care, research and community engagement, while committing to a culture of respect, compassion and inclusion. Through targeted growth and investment in research, clinical services, education and outreach, we are a resource for improving health care regionally and across the country. For more information, visit med.unr.edu