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A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Care

In addition to primary care-based services offered through IU School of Medicine, the IU Student Outreach Clinic has expanded its services to include a variety of health care professionals. The goal of the clinic is to provide comprehensive care for the Indianapolis community, and the tools necessary for access to resources and knowledge related to health and wellness. None of this could be accomplished without the unique partnerships that make up the IU Student Outreach Clinic.


IU School of Medicine

Current medical students at IU School of Medicine work alongside school faculty to provide primary care-based medical services, free of charge, for the uninsured and under served populations of the Indianapolis community by addressing a wide variety of conditions including infections, musculoskeletal complaints, high blood pressure and depression.

IU School of Dentistry

The IU School of Dentistry Student Outreach Clinic at People’s Health and Dental Center serves the near-eastside neighborhood of Indianapolis, providing dental services such as screenings, cleanings, fillings, and extraction, as well as dental education. IU faculty dentist volunteers directly supervise all student dental services. All services are offered by appointment only. Please call 317-306-0216 or 317-752-8715 to schedule an appointment.

IU School of Nursing

Nursing services are provided by clinical and volunteer student nurses from Indiana University Purdue University – Indianapolis (IUPUI). These services include “continuum of care” focusing on chronic disease management and client education. Nursing services are available through the IU Student Outreach Clinic year-round with home visits available during the fall and spring school semesters.

IU School of Social Work

Students and faculty from the IU School of Social Work collaborate to promote social and economic justice by providing clinic visitors with empowering information and assistance free of charge. A variety of information on local resources are provided to clients during their visit to the Student Outreach Clinic, and special care is taken to ensure each client’s unique concerns are addressed.

IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law and Indiana Legal Services

By providing free legal service to the underserved in Indiana, IU Student Outreach Clinic Legal Services hopes to develop a long-lasting connection with local Hoosiers. This branch of the Student Outreach Clinic operates in partnership with Indiana Legal Services to provide this assistance.

IU School of Health and Human Sciences, Department of Physical Therapy University of Indianapolis, Krannert School of Physical Therapy

Physical therapy services are provided by IU and U.Indy Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) students under the mentorship of upperclassman and the guidance of licensed physical therapists. The goal of physical therapy is to provide patient education, improve movement dysfunction, identify health risk factors, alleviate pain and enhance functional mobility for a variety of neuromusculoskeletal and cardiopulmonary conditions.

IU School of Health and Human Sciences, Department of Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy students help patients perform daily activities and occupations by focusing on: Promoting healthy sleep, stress reduction, management and coping skills, smoking cessation, cognitive health support, diabetes management, balancing occupational needs and connecting patients with support for repetitive strain injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome.

physician assistant student volunteers

IU School of Health and Human Services, Department of Physician Assistant Studies

Students from the IU Physician Assistant (PA) Program work alongside medical students, residents, faculty, and other disciplines to provide free, high quality care. The Physician Assistant profession as a whole is committed to closing the gaps on provider shortages and access to care across the country, and the IU student outreach clinic provides students the opportunity to put this priority in action. IU PA students in their clinical year take part in the diagnosis and management of a wide variety of conditions seen each Saturday at the clinic, as noted by the School of Medicine.

Butler University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Current pharmacy students at the Butler University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences work with volunteer pharmacists to provide free prescription medications for the underserved population of the near-eastside Indianapolis neighborhood. Students also educate patients about proper medication use and help answer any questions about their medications, provide blood-pressure screenings, flu vaccinations in the fall, and help set up patients in patient-assistance programs to provide reliable and easy access to expensive medications.

Vida Health Partnerships at IUPUI

The mission of Vida Health Partnerships at IUPUI is to expand access to sustainable health care throughout the world, and to empower students and volunteers to affect global health disparities. Students with the organization check in patients and provide registration support for patients and other clinic partners.

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