IU medical school opens clinic

By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Free medical care is now available on South Bend's west side.

The Navari Student Outreach Clinic, started by students at IU School of Medicine, opened its doors Saturday.

The clinic offers free health care to low-income and uninsured individuals all the while giving med students a hands-on education.

A group of students dreamed up the clinic about a year ago.

Since then, they've partnered with local health care and community organizations to raise money and renovate the space.

Patients can be treated for acute conditions like viruses, infections, and stomach issues, as well as certain chronic conditions.

“What that means is the students will actually make major decisions, run the clinic, be supervised by the clinical director,” explained Patrick Davis, IU South Bend Medical student, “Dr. Navari, whose name the clinic bears, he approves of our decisions.”

The Navari Student Outreach Clinic is located at 2015 West Western Avenue.

It will be open every other Saturday through the summer.

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