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Become Our Patient 

  SHAC is a student-led, free-of-service clinic with a mission is to:

Provide free health services to our uninsured and underinsured neighbors in Carrboro, Chapel Hill and Durham

Partner with communities to develop and implement sustainable programs

Create an interdisciplinary service-learning environment for students in the health science programs at UNC

Please set up an appointment to be seen at the clinic. We are not allowing walk-ins at this time.

2 Options to schedule an appointment:

  1. Call 984-538-1031, wait for the line to finish ringing and then leave a message with your full name, phone number, and the reason for your visit. To reduce the risk to patients and caregivers, you can request a telehealth appointment by phone or video chat for patients with concerns that can be evaluated remotely.
  2. Please fill out this request form.

Request a medication refill:

  1. Call 919-442-8207. Please leave a message with your full name and phone number. 

To set up an appointment, please fill out this form. If you have any questions, please call (919) 442-8717 and leave a message or email us at shac_gac@med.unc.edu.

2 Options to schedule an appointment:

  1. Please call 919-904-4302wait for the line to finish ringing and then leave a message stating your full name and phone number, and we will get back to you. To reduce the risk to patients and caregivers, we will over telehealth appointments by phone or video chat for patients with concerns that can be evaluated remotely.
  2. Please fill out this request form. 

 

If you would like to schedule an appointment, please call (919) 659-5518 or email shac_physicaltherapy@med.unc.edu.

2 Options to schedule an appointment: 

1.We are appointment only! We do not see patients in the order they apply. Your name will be added to our waitlist, and appointments will be allotted via a lottery system to ensure equal and equitable access to our services. Please fill out this request forms below, and we will get back to you.

English Appointment Request form: https://tinyurl.com/dentalshac

Spanish Appointment Request form: https://tinyurl.com/shacdentals

2.Please call 984-999-1654 and leave a voicemail.

3.Email shac_dentalclinic@dentistry.unc.edu to request an appointment.

 

Hours & Directions to Clinic

Medical Clinic/ Chronic Care / HIV & STI / Gender Affirming Care / Physical Therapy /Mental Health / Ophthalmology / GYN Wellness / Well Child:

Our free medical clinic operates every Wednesday from 5:30PM to 10:00PM, with appointments starting at 5:30pm.

Carrboro Community Health Center
301 Lloyd St
Carrboro, NC 27510

Dental Clinic:

UNC School of Dentistry
Ground Floor, Tarrson Hall
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

What We Offer

Primary Care

SHAC Medical Clinic provides a wide range of primary care services for free including:

  • Acute care for minor medical problems
  • Health examinations and counseling
  • Screening for hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes etc.
  • Physical examinations for school/work/camp
  • Childhood vaccinations

Learn more about us. 

Interpreting

We provide interpreting services in both Spanish and Mandarin. Learn more about us. 

Physical Therapy 

Need assistance with musculoskeletal complaints? We are able to address concerns such as:

  • Recovery from a physical injury
  • Injury prevention
  • Post-operative rehabilitation
  • Education about issues including incontinence, osteoporosis, pre-and post natal exercise, and back pain during pregnancy
  • Create exercise prescriptions for patients who have high blood pressure, are diabetic, or overweight
  • Education about back care, foot care, and safe occupational body habits.

Learn more about us. 

Refugee Health 

We match student volunteers with newly settled refugees to help establish medical care and help provide basic health information. During these sessions, we try to cover nutrition, physical activity, health literacy, understanding the medical system and mental health.

Learn more about us. 

Well Child 

SHAC Well Child enables: 

  • School-age children to receive all required vaccinations and physical examinations as necessary for school entry and participation in school activities
  • Counseling and education regarding healthy lifestyle choices to children and their parents
  • Connects parents to healthcare payment assistance options and to options for affordable healthcare. 

Learn more about us. 

Dental Care

Our dental clinic provides the following free services:

  • Screenings/diagnosis
  • Cleanings
  • Fillings
  • Extractions.

Learn more about us. 

Healthcare Insurance Assistance

Get Covered Carolina (GCC) helps guide uninsured members of the community through the process of applying for health insurance coverage. GCC is officially recognized as a Certified Application Counselor organization by the US Department of Health and Human Services.

Learn more about us. 

Nutrition Education 

Our Flourish program helps equip individuals with the knowledge, skills, and support they need to eat well. Our hope is that through cooking and nutrition classes, we can help people incorporate healthy eating into their lives.

Learn more about us. 

Eye Care

SHAC ophthalmology offers the following free services:

  • Evaluation of changes in vision that are not medical emergencies
  • Visual acuity testing
  • Glaucoma screening
  • Cataract evaluation
  • Diabetic retinopathy screening
  • Referrals to the Residents’ Clinic at UNC Kittner Eye Center

Learn more about us. 

HIV & STI

HIV & STI offers the following free services:

  • Rapid tests for HIV, Hepatitis C, and syphilis
  • Gonorrhea and Chlamydia testing
  • Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) referrals
  • Education, prevention, and harm reduction information/resources

Learn more about us. 

Medication Assistance

Medication Assistance Program (MAP) helps patients apply to assistance programs to get their medications for free!

Learn more about us. 

Transitional Long-Term Care (Chronic Conditions)

If you have a chronic condition such as:

  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Arthritis
  • Hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism
  • Other chronic conditions

You can work with our team to find a primary care physician that can provide more consistent and effective care.

Learn more about us. 

Mental Health Services

Free mental health services include :

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Sleep
  • Substance use
  • Chronic pain
  • Interpersonal issues (we do not provide couple therapy)

Learn more about us. 

Gender Affirming Care

The services we provide include:

  • Hormonal therapy
  • General primary care
  • Letters of support for surgery
  • & referrals to other resources and providers

Learn more about us.

GYN Wellness

SHAC GYN Wellness Clinic provides free visits every third Wednesday of the month for patients seeking reproductive and gynecologic health care. Services include:

  • Reproductive and sexual health wellness visits
  • Breast exams
  • Pelvic exams
  • Pap smears
  • STI testing
  • Birth control and menopause treatments are also available. If patients are interested in contraception or medications, please review our FAQs prior to the appointment.

Learn more about us.