We came across this great story about a free clinic that UCLA students run in Los Angeles:
As a warm summer evening takes hold, a white delivery truck rolls to a stop at a West Hollywood corner and is joined by a throng of T-shirt clad students. Within minutes a street scene springs to life, full of pop-up canopies, tables, folding chairs and young faces in motion.
This is college night — of a different kind.
Every Wednesday, UCLA students studying medicine, law and public health transform a nondescript section of sidewalk near Romaine Street and North Sycamore Avenue into an open-air health clinic and help center for the homeless. It’s also a training ground where clinical skills and compassion are practiced in equal measure.
“We’re here where they feel most comfortable,” said Kevin Norris, one of the program’s undergraduate coordinators.
Does your local university run a free clinic program? Tell us about it in our discussion forum!
- Reminder: Free Clinic Will Offer Free Medical, Dental, Vision in Sacramento March 30th to April 2nd
- Free Healthcare Returns to Los Angeles: Remote Area Medical (RAM) Clinic Visits Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington D.C.
- Wristbands for Free Medical, Dental, Vision Clinic in Los Angeles Available Tomorrow
- Update: Nearly 5,000 Line Up Free Health Clinic in Los Angeles
- Too Much Demand for Remote Area Medical Clinic in Los Angeles; All Registration Wristbands Gone