Welcome to the Student Run Free Clinic
The Student-Run Free Clinic (SRFC) is organized and staffed by students from Touro University California. A licensed clinician provides direct, on-site supervision. The SRFC was developed to foster a relationship between the city of Vallejo and Touro University by providing a valuable resource for low-income residents of Vallejo, completely free of charge. After meeting with local healthcare stakeholders, several barriers to healthcare access were identified. The most significant barriers include: a lack of after-hours care, insufficient medical insurance, inadequate transportation to healthcare facilities, cultural stigmas, a significant language barrier for Spanish-speakers and speakers of other languages, and poor health literacy. The SRFC has resolved to overcome these barriers to healthcare in Vallejo. Students benefit by practicing their clinical skills through increased patient contact, developing interprofessional leadership and teamwork skills, and gaining direct experience in dealing with the social, economic, and cultural challenges that impact healthcare. The SRFC offers both a dynamic learning environment for students and compassionate service to our local community.