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Urban Ministries - Open Door Clinic

Urban Ministries of Wake County is a non-profit human service organization that alleviates the effects of poverty in Wake County by meeting people's basic needs for food, shelter, and healthcare. We provide services that promote self-sufficiency and building awareness of the issues of poverty within the larger community by leveraging financial support with volunteers and in-kind contributions. One of the community support services we provide is a free medical clinic, the Open Door Clinic.

Little Sisters of the Poor - Chicago

The Little Sisters of the Poor are an international congregation of Roman Catholic women religious founded in 1839 by Saint Jeanne Jugan. Together with a diverse network of collaborators, we serve the elderly poor in over 30 countries around the world. Continuing the work of Saint Jeanne Jugan, our mission is to offer the neediest elderly of every race and religion a home where they will be welcomed as Christ, cared for as family and accompanied with dignity until God calls them to himself.

Avera Behavioral Health Center

The Avera Cancer Institute is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care through prevention and early
detection, evidence based therapies and a multidisciplinary approach guided by the philosophy of healing the whole

Student Responsibilities:
The student will shadow and work with Behavioral Health Technicians. They will assist in leading patient groups and interact 1:1 with patients and families. They will assist the team in providing and ensuring a therapeutic, safe patient environment.

Clinica Santa Maria

Under supervision, the student may interpret for Spanish speaking patients. The student will also shadow health providers and could assist with WIC or other special projects at the clinic. Last year's student screened and interviewed patient and took their vital statistics. Students can also help patients with financial assistance programs and help arrange specialist care. Assist with a program to promote reading among children.

Free Health Care Center of Central PA

The Free Health Care Center and Mobile Clinic of Harrisburg will provide free healthcare services to the poor. The goal of the program is to offer a broad range of programs and outreach that are lacking in the community to help meet all of the health needs of the poorest in our community. The student will assist in the planning and implementation of the clinic.

Student Responsibilities:
To participate int he healthcare services administered to patients.

Catholic Mobile Medical Services

Catholic Mobile Medical Services serves rural and migrant populations of Hillsborough County. The student obtains patients’ medical and financial background and assists with record keeping. In addition, the student helps with medical screenings and translates between patients and doctors.

Student Responsibilities:

Traverse Health Clinic

The student will assist the front office staff with clerical tasks. The student will be asked to answer the phone and call
patients with reminder calls about their appointments. The student may also be asked to assist 1) our Fund
Development Director in special projects having to do with events or marketing or 2)our Medication Access team with
inventory or getting expired medications ready for medical waste. Students are also able to shadow medical and/or dental appointments.

Bon Secours Health System Care-A-Van

The Crossover Health Clinic is designed to serve the uninsured population with much-needed medical services. Their mission is to provide health care, promote wellness, and connect the talents and resources of the community with those in need. The main clinic, where the student spends most their time, offers family medicine, dental and eye care, podiatry, physical therapy, and HIV testing/treatment. The SSLP student works to meet the clinic’s need on any given day, primarily working at the clinic’s front desk, assisting with patient registration, appointment scheduling, and referrals.


The Notre Dame Club of Cleveland asks that three local students be selected. Once students are selected, the Club contact works with the students to determine their sites; there is a wide variety to choose from. One of the sites can be healthcare related while the other sites are in other areas of social service.

Student Responsibilities:


The Volunteers in Medicine Clinic seeks to understand and serve the health and wellness needs of the medically underserved. Services include prevention and health maintenance, health education, prescription assistance, specialty and diagnostic referral, mental health services, diabetic management and education. The SSLP student greets and registers incoming patients, assists with non-clinical services, and shadows the physicians.

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