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Our Mission

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.

Location & Hours

Our free medical clinic operates every Wednesday from 5:30PM to 10:00PM, with appointments starting at 5:30PM. It is located at:
Carrboro Community Health Center
301 Lloyd St
Carrboro, NC 27510


About Us

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
  • STI/STD testing and counseling (via SHAC XYZ)
  • Chronic disease management (via Bridge to Care)
  • Transitioning services (SHAC Bridge to Care)
  • Interpreting services for Spanish and Mandarin

Several specialty services are also offered for free on a monthly basis, including:

  • Gender Affirming Care Clinic
  • Mental Health
  • Ophthalmology for adults
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutrition Counseling
  • Well Women
  • Well Child


Make an Appointment

*If you are experiencing an emergency, call 911 or go to the UNC Hospitals Emergency Department at 101 Manning Dr, Chapel Hill, NC*

Our medical teams are only able to offer care for acute emergency needs. At this time, we cannot address concerns that require x-rays or other medical procedures.  SHAC volunteers can refer patients to local organizations and primary care clinics for long-term care needs, and specialty clinics for additional care.

2 Options to schedule an appointment:

  1. Call 984-538-1031wait 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 919-442-8207Please leave a message with your full name and phone number.

SHAC students comply with HIPAA regulations and patient medical records are maintained according to accepted confidentiality standards.

****NOTE: DENTAL APPOINTMENTS CANNOT BE MADE USING THE FORM ON THIS PAGE. The SHAC Dental Clinic operates on select Wednesday nights from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and sees patients on a walk-in lottery system. Please visit the Dental Clinic page for more information about accessing dental services.

Contact Us

For questions related to the medical clinic, please contact .