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Heartside Clinic

Heartside Clinic provides professional, comprehensive care for people who are homeless. Heartside also makes referrals and assists individuals in satisfying other basic needs, such as housing and food. The student shadows physicians, works on outreach activities, contacts agencies about donations, and performs various projects to analyze and improve service.

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Friendship Center's Healthy Aging Clinic & Resurrection House

The Senior Friendship Center's Rubin Healthy Aging Clinic provides low cost or free medical care to seniors aged 50 and older who are below the poverty level. The services include medical care, dentistry, adult daycare, and a senior center where independent seniors can come for the day and participate in scheduled activities in a safe environment. The student checks patients in, records their vital signs and chief health concern, shadows during some procedures, and completes necessary paper work. Students also work with Resurrection House.

Will Grundy Medical Clinic

The Will-Grundy Medical Clinic provides free medical and dental care for individuals who do not have health insurance or the ability to pay for quality health care. The Clinic provides primary care, but also refers patients to specialists through an advocate on staff. The student shadows the doctors, works with medications, helps with other clerical tasks and takes on independent projects, such as the quality assurance project in smoking cessation.

Terry Reilly Health Services

Terry Reilly Health Services is a non-profit organization comprised of 9 medical clinics, 7 dental clinics and a number of behavioral health centers. TRHS provides care to all, and is particularly committed to serving marginalized populations: those who face barriers to receiving health care, those without insurance, migrant and seasonal farmworkers, the homeless, and other special populations. TRHS has fees based on a patient’s ability to pay, and they provide services in English and Spanish. Terry Reilly Health Services also prioritizes advocacy, outreach, and health education.

Sto-Rox Family Health Center

The Sto-Rox Family Health Center in McKees Rocks and the Hilltop Community Health Center in the Mt.Washington/Beltzhooer areas are two outpatient health centers operated by the Sto-Rox Neighborhood Health Council, Inc. These are federally qualified health centers offering care in underserved areas. The Centers are committed to providing quality healthcare to local residents with or without insurance. Sliding fee scales are available for those without insurance as well as counseling for those seeking insurance coverage.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude Children’s Hospital is a research hospital with a global reach that provides patients with quality medical care for childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Hospital treatment and housing are provided free of charge to families. The student works in the housing facilities, which includes setting up special events for patients, organizing and sorting donations, cleaning the facility, and playing with the patients. There are also opportunities to shadow doctors.

St. Anthony Foundation Free Medical Clinic

St. Anthony Foundation is a Franciscan social service agency, located in the Tenderloin District of San Francisco, serving individuals and families in need of basic human services. Founded in 1950 by Franciscan Friar Alfred Boeddeker, St. Anthony Dining Room was established to provide an atmosphere that welcomed low-income and homeless people with dignity and respect. Since the Dining Room’s inception, St.

Sparta Health Clinic

The Sparta Health Center is a rural family clinic that serves many Spanish-speaking migrant workers. In the summer there is a special focus on migrants who come to the area to harvest the apple and blueberry crops. The student helps as an interpreter for the Spanish-speaking patients and their healthcare providers, provides patient education in the clinic and migrant camps, collaborates with local outreach organizations, and assists with other tasks in the clinic.

Illumination Foundation

The Illumination Foundation (IF) is a non-profit 501 (c)(3), non-denominational, grassroots organization that addresses the crisis of homelessness in Orange County through integrated services that provide appropriate solutions. Services include community outreach, interim and permanent housing programs, children's programs and recuperative healthcare program.


HealthLinc is a federally qualifed health center that employs doctors in a variety of specialties to provide quality, affordable healthcare to those who are uninsured and underserved. The student works with the Provider gathering data and charting or working with the Patient Assistance Program. The student may also assists the OB doctor and pediatrician interviewing patients regarding dental care during their medical visits.

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