SHAC Medical Clinic is the nation's oldest student-run free clinic. Since its inception in 1967, the clinic has evolved considerably while 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.
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The Medical Clinic provides the following services free of charge:
- Acute care for minor medical problems
- Men and women's health examinations and counseling
- Physical examinations for school, work, and camp
- Childhood vaccinations
- Comprehensive laboratory
- On-site pharmacy
- Social work
- Health education
- HIV testing (via SHAC HIV)
- Spanish interpretation (via SALSA)
- Transitionary chronic disease management (via Bridge to Care)
Several specialty services are also offered for free, including:
The SHAC Medical Clinic does not provide emergency medical care, long-term 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. For questions related to the medical clinic, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.