Sr. Maura Brannick, CSC, Health Center


326 S. Chapin St.
South Bend , IN 46601

Site Housing: 
Student must provide his/her own local housing

Gender Requirement: 
Either Gender

Driver's License Required: 
License Not Required

Student Minimum Age: 

Language Requirement: 
Fluent Spanish

Each student must provide their own transportation back and forth to the site each day.

Site Dates: 
5/30/22 - 7/22/22, 6/13/22 - 8/05/22, 6/20/22 - 8/12/22

Social Issues: 
Health Care

Sr. Maura Brannick, CSC, Health Center


Site Description: 

Sister Maura Brannick, CSC, Health Center (SMBHC) is a 100% financial assistance clinic that provides primary healthcare services to individuals without health insurance who fall below 200% of the federally-designated poverty level. Approximately 90% of our patients identify Spanish as their primary language, and many are undocumented immigrants or asylum seekers. We're a multidisciplinary clinic dedicated to providing holistic care to our patients: the Health Center addresses prevention of disease and illness, and focuses on the overall health and well-being of each patient. Still, our focus is not only primary, preventative healthcare as specialty care is also provided by over 40 volunteer physicians from several specialties. Patients also have access to additional services, including a dental facility, food pantry, exercise room, and counseling. The availability of clinical and non-clinical services on-site is a testament to our commitment to provide a more holistic and complete care of our patients.

Student Responsibilities:
SMBHC offers a unique volunteering opportunity for ND, SMC, and Holy Cross students pursuing a career in medicine, dentistry, nursing, and pharmacy. Our student volunteers have lots of hands-on experience with direct patient care, taking on both clinical and clerical duties. These include rooming patients and taking vital signs, answering and making phone calls, distributing medication, preparing charts and food pantry bags, reception of patients at the front desk, reviewing patient applications, recording histories, and shadowing doctors when possible.

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Upcoming Events

May 2022

Graduate Summer Institute for Engaged Research and Teaching
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 - 12:00am to Thursday, June 2, 2022 - 11:45pm

June 2022

The patient revolution: Seeking careful and kind healthcare
Friday, June 3, 2022 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Information Session | RISE: Hometown
Thursday, June 9, 2022 - 7:00pm
Preferred Application Deadline | Graduate Fellowship
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - 12:00am to 11:45pm
Information Session | RISE: South Bend
Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 7:00pm

September 2022

Pathways Out of Poverty: Venture Creation and Contemporary Europe
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - 11:00am to 1:00pm