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Student-Run Clinics

UC Irvine School of Medicine has a long history of student-run clinics that deliver healthcare to diverse and medically underserved communities throughout Orange County.

Our clinics include:

An L├ánh Clinic »

An Lành Clinic is a free clinic operated by UC Irvine's student-run Free Clinic Project that is committed to providing quality healthcare to underserved populations in the Garden Grove area.

An Lành, located in the Lestonnac Free Clinic's Garden Grove satellite office, is open as a teaching clinic from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday, when medical students and undergraduates work with patients under the supervision of a volunteer physician and a medical assistant. An Lành is also open on Tuesdays and Fridays, when it operated by Lestonnac clinic staff.

Getting involved with An Lành Clinic as a medical student offers a vast range of experiences that are unique to a free clinic environment. Student volunteers:

  • Work alongside licensed physicians and nurses
  • Work directly with patients as a healthcare provider
  • Conduct hands-on examinations and check-up procedures under the direct supervision of physicians
  • Apply knowledge gained during medical school, while helping local community members

We encourage students pursuing MD, DO and PA degrees to apply.

Learn more about An Lành Clinic ›

To volunteer for An Lành Clinic or for more information, please email us at clinicprojectatuci@gmail.com or contact Jordan Cahn at jmcahn@uci.edu.

Crescent Clinic »

Crescent Clinic is a free, nonprofit health clinic that is committed to delivering high-quality primary care to the uninsured and underinsured populations of Orange County.

The Anaheim clinic, established in 2014 to care for the area's medically underserved residents, is staffed by trained undergraduate and medical students operating under the guidance of our attending physicians. We provide health education and specialized medical services.

We strive to expose medical students early in their training to community-based care and to give undergraduate students an opportunity to experience healthcare delivery and medical administration first hand. At the clinic, we see patients of all races, religions and backgrounds. Recently, we have begun offering support for Syrian refugees who have relocated to Orange County.

Learn more about Crescent Clinic ›

Questions?

For more information, contact Matt Mekany at mmekany@uci.edu.

UC Irvine Outreach Clinics (UCIOC) »

The UC Irvine Outreach Clinics is a nondenominational organization committed to delivering high quality medical care to individuals who have limited access to health services and insurance in Orange County.

Clinic operations are completely run and supported by students under the guidance of our medical director, Dr. Emily Dow, a UC Irvine Health expert in family medicine. We aim to provide a collaborative and respectful environment where patients, health professionals and students work together and learn from one another.

UC Irvine student volunteers represent a broad range of studies, including medical and nursing as well as undergraduate and graduate. At the clinic, student volunteers work in interdisciplinary teams alongside community collaborators and under the supervision of licensed practitioners. We recently moved our operations to the Lestonnac Free Clinic, which is based in the City of Orange and has satellite facilities serving Santa Ana, Tustin and neighboring communities.

We strive to provide comprehensive services to our patients by offering healthcare, wellness education, social services, basic medications, referrals and, if they are eligible, assistance in obtaining healthcare insurance coverage. While we would like to serve everyone, our clinics are intended to catch those who fall between the current healthcare system cracks.

Learn more about UC Irvine Outreach Clinics ›

For more information, please contact Briga Mullin at bmullin@uci.edu or Alfonso Ortiz-Cruz at aortizcr@uci.edu.