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U of M’s Phillips Neighborhood Clinic celebrates ten years of providing free care to underserved populations

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Student volunteers convene at the Phillips Neighborhood Clinic

For the underserved, paying for quality health care can simply be out of the question. Thankfully the Phillips Neighborhood Clinic (PNC) is available to provide free health care in the Phillips neighborhood and surrounding areas to those who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford it.

The clinic celebrates its tenth anniversary this month.

The PNC is operated by University of Minnesota health professional students and are supervised by licensed clinicians. At the PNC, U of M health professional students studying everything from physical therapy to pharmacy and nursing are able to hone their skills to effectively and compassionately serve patients in need.

The PNC offers its patients a variety of services including mental health, nutrition, pediatrics, women’s health and pharmacy care. Lab tests such as blood, cholesterol, pregnancy, STD and HIV, and urine tests are also available.

The PNC is located in the Oliver Christian Ministry Center and is open Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. (except holidays). For more information please contact 612-724-1690.

In light of the clinic’s tenth anniversary, a silent auction to raise funds will take place on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at the McNamara Alumni Center. Miss Minnesota Siri Freeh will host the event. Purchase tickets here, or if you can’t make the event and would still like to donate, you can do so here.

Over the next few days, Health Talk will highlight U of M health professional students’ stories about their experiences at the PNC and how working at the clinic has changed their perspective as future nurses, physical therapists and pharmacists.

Stay tuned!

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