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Refugee Health Clinic

San Antonio Refugee Health Clinic (SARHC) is a joint effort between dental, medical, nursing, and other health profession students with faculty from the University of Texas Health San Antonio. SARHC is an acute care clinic developed to address the health and social needs of about 5,000 immigrant refugees living in northwest San Antonio. Initially, displaced families are supported by local and state efforts during the first six months of their relocation after which they are minimally supported through subsidized housing. The primary goal of this clinic is to serve as an initial trustworthy location for refugees to overcome their inhibitions and adequately address their health care issues and social needs. It is a weekly clinic at St. Francis Episcopal Church and is a collaborative effort between UTHSA students of medicine, nursing, and dental students. Families will receive care for unaddressed health issues. A central aspect of the clinic is the education of both patients and students through collaboration. Through educational workshops, refugee families learn about sanitation and available health care options. Through organizing and managing the clinic, students of all levels of education learn valuable lessons in service, communication, and resourcefulness through an irreplaceable interdisciplinary approach to care. PLEASE NOTE THAT ORIENTATION STARTS AT 4:30PM AND CLINIC STARTS AT 5:00PM. Medical Students please contact Andrew Jeffery (, Kinsey Dittmar ( or Khushboo Pal ( with questions. Nursing Students please contact Ronald Minard ( or Jennifer Boswell ( with questions.

Address: St. Francis Episcopal Church located on 4242 Bluemel Rd, 78240

Phone: 503-680-7901


September 2018

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Wednesday, Sep 5, 2018 05:00 pm to 08:00 pm

EnrichmentLessing, ChristopherFellowshipNordhauser, Jennifer
MS2Spaniol, MackenzieMS2Diep, Steven
MS2Lam, BrandonMS2Dybdal-hargreaves, Michael
MS2Ganesan, GowthamMS4Valek, Sara
Nurse practitionerContreras, Christopher

Wednesday, Sep 12, 2018 05:00 pm to 08:00 pm

FellowshipOkani, ChidinmaFellowshipSeto, Isabelle
MS1Thallapureddy, KeerthiMS1Tran, Sydney
MS2Hemeida, AliaMS2Diep, Steven
MS2Kester, AveryMS2Bitar, Ryan
MS2Torlak, FurkanMS4Lucero, Kana
Nurse practitionerMiller, Kimberly

Wednesday, Sep 19, 2018 05:00 pm to 08:00 pm

EnrichmentCorral, HannahFellowshipNordhauser, Jennifer
MS1Morrow, MariaMS1Jensen, Katherine
MS2Cheruku, PataliMS2Cantway, Hayley
MS2Torlak, FurkanMS2Trejo, Mirka
MS2Freshour, StephenMS4Uyanwune, Yvonne
NursingMoore, Maricris

Wednesday, Sep 26, 2018 05:00 pm to 08:00 pm

EnrichmentLessing, ChristopherEnrichmentChidester, Autumn
FellowshipNganga, Peris JuneFellowshipHe, Derek
MS1Kurian, JamesMS1Harris, Edward
MS2Melo, Valentina MS2Kester, Avery
MS2Wang, SamuelMS2Janysek, Dawn
MS2Hart, OliviaMS4Mahmood, Zaid
Nurse practitionerGiro, LindsayNurse practitionerMiller, Kimberly