The SHAC medical clinic is the nation's oldest student-run free clinic. Since its inception in 1967, the clinic has evolved considerably while still retaining its original mission: to serve the health needs of individuals who are unable to access the health care system. SHAC has grown from its humble beginnings in private residences of generous supporters to its present location at the Carrboro Community Health Center, one of North Carolina's best primary care facilities.
SHAC provides the following medical services:
- Acute care for minor medical problems
- Physical examinations for school, work, and camp
- Childhood vaccinations
- Sexual health examinations and counseling
- Men and women's health examinations and counseling
- Comprehensive laboratory services
- On-site pharmacy
To make an appointment with the medical clinic, click here.
SHAC also offers services in:
The SHAC Wednesday night clinics do not provide emergency medical care, continuous care for chronic conditions, x-rays, or medical procedures. SHAC volunteers can refer patients to local organizations and primary care clinics, and specialty clinics for additional care.
SHAC students comply with HIPAA regulations and patient medical records are maintained according to accepted confidentiality standards.