Free Clinic Offered for Fall Women’s Health Day

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Medicine students will host a Women’s Health Day free clinic from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 26 at the TTUHSC Student-Run Free Clinic, 2707 34th St.

The facility is a non-billing clinic where people without medical insurance can be seen for various medical problems. Patients of all ages from mostly lower income backgrounds are seen on a first-come, first-served basis. Women’s health services are not normally offered during these hours.

The Women’s Health Day clinic will provide medical services like pelvic exams and pap smears, STD screenings, a self-breast exam workshop, pregnancy tests and prenatal referrals as well as referrals for bone density screenings and mammograms.  Feba Thomas, second-year medical student, said the key to keeping women healthy is prevention.

“Regular health exams and tests can help find problems before they start and finding conditions earlier increase your chances of successful treatments and ultimately, a cure,” Thomas said. “At Women's Health Day, uninsured women who do not have easy access to screening exams have the opportunity to have well-woman exams done by TTUHSC physicians."

A growing trend of medical schools across the nation has been the creation of medical student-run clinics to achieve two primary objectives: community service and education.

In 2008, TTUHSC School of Medicine faculty and medical students partnered with Lubbock Impact Inc., to establish a local free non-urgent care clinic. Since opening its doors, the clinic has treated more than 2,000 unique patients in more than 3,450 patient visits, averaging 25 to 30 patients a week.

Transportation is available by request. For transportation, to make an appointment or for more information, call (806) 337-2098 or email freeclinic@ttuhsc.edu.

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