IU Student Outreach Clinic opens Sept. 12

September 10, 2015

The Indiana University Student Outreach Clinic will celebrate its seventh year of service on Saturday, Sept. 12. This free, student-run clinic operates out of the Neighborhood Fellowship Church on Indy’s near eastside.

The IU Student Outreach Clinic  is a free, student-run clinic that operates out of the Neighborhood Fellowship Church on Indy’s near eastside.  | Photo By INDIANA UNIVERSITY

The clinic offers a wide range of medical services thanks to partnerships with the Butler University College of Pharmacy, IU School of Social Work, IU School of Dentistry, IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law, IU School of Health and Rehabilitation Services, the IU School of Nursing, and the Krannert School of Physical Therapy at the University of Indianapolis.

Primary care-based medical services are offered free of charge for residents on the near eastside and in surrounding neighborhoods. According to 2010 U.S. Census data, roughly 50 percent of 15,000 homes in the area were living at or below the poverty level, with a large percentage reporting unmet health needs for a variety of reasons including cost, lack of transportation or lack of primary care provider. The IUSOC helps to close the health care gap in this community by providing an inviting and non-threatening medical presence in the neighborhood.

"Working at the clinic is a unique opportunity for students to serve the community while interacting across professions, creating an atmosphere of collaborative learning,” said Katie Meyer, medicine clinic chair.

The clinic will celebrate with an open house on Sept 12, from 1 - 3 pm at Neighborhood Fellowship Church, 3102 E. 10th St. The clinic is currently accepting donations for the 2015-16 academic year. Donate online or visit its Amazon wishlist to provide supplies.

Email to RSVP for the open house or visit the IUSOC website to learn more about the clinic’s services, history and student volunteers.