INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana University Student Outreach Clinic was one of eight Indiana communities, individuals and organizations honored with a Governor’s Service Award presented Oct. 3 at the Indiana Statehouse.
The IU Student Outreach Clinic received an Exemplary Service Learning Award. The clinic, which is sponsored by the Indiana University School of Medicine Office of Medical Service-Learning, opened Aug. 1, 2009, in the Neighborhood Fellowship Church, 3102 E. 10th St. Uninsured and underinsured patients are seen weekly on a first-come, first-served basis.
The student-led clinic at IUPUI logged 1,200 patient encounters and more than 2,400 diagnoses from its main site on the near east side of Indianapolis. Free medical care is provided by student and faculty volunteers from the IU School of Medicine, in collaboration with students from Butler University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences; IU School of Dentistry, which sees patients at the People’s Health Center, 2340 E. 10th St.; the IU School of Health and Rehabilitation Science’s Department of Physical Therapy; and the University of Indianapolis Krannert School of Physical Therapy.
Students from the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law volunteer in partnership with Indiana Legal Services to provide free legal services and resources, and IU School of Social Work student volunteers help by identifying needs, providing information on available resources and offering referrals.
The Governor’s Service Awards ceremony is a special part of the Governor’s Conference on Service and Nonprofit Capacity Building, hosted Oct. 3 and 4 in Indianapolis. The conference brings hundreds of nonprofit and community service professionals together for collaboration and resources sharing, and the event includes a statewide Human Needs Summit.