Students under the supervision of appropriate faculty and resident volunteers work in inter-professional teams to manage, staff, and coordinate health and related social services including (but not limited to):
- Direct health screenings
- Hypertension, diabetes, STI/HIV, vision and hearing, mental health screenings.
- Basic primary care
- Small wound care, UTI/ infections treatment, immunizations, blood test and screenings, GERD, COPD, drug cessation, and much more.
- Triage decisions for urgent/emergent care
- Urgent but not life threatening medical and dental needs. This is NOT an emergency clinic and if you believe you have a medical emergency ( having a heart attack or a gunshot wound) please call 911 or head to the nearest hospital emergency room.
- Health education classes
- Diabetes and hypertension management, diet and nutrition, foot and wound care, sexual health and STI/STD prevention, etc.
- Basic dental care (coming soon)
- Basic dental cleanings, composite and amalgam restorations, extractions, limited number of crowns when materials are available.
- Medication education and reconciliation
- Prescriptions from licensed health professionals will be available with medical consultations and education.
- Help navigating and locating needed resources
- Referral network to other community clinics for more in depth/complicated procedures.
BCCC has three aims: (1) providing basic health care services to TPI participants experiencing homelessness; (2) offering students valuable hands-on opportunities through structured community-based learning experiences; and (3) proving an entry point to health care that can bridge the gap to established primary care.
*Please note that not all services will be available immediately. It takes time to set up each service and we are working as hard as we can to get this clinic up and running as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience.