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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 schools. 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. Please note that the cancellation policy for nursing student volunteers is as follows: we understand things happen and situations come up. However, it is very difficult to provide the best care for these families short handed, so we have a cancellation policy in place. You can cancel your volunteer session at any time 48 hours before your scheduled time. If you are cancelling after the 48 hour period you MUST find a replacement and notify the nursing leaders for the clinic as soon as possible. Failure to comply will put you on a one month probation from ALL CLINICS.

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

Phone: 503-680-7901


February 2019

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Wednesday, Feb 6, 2019 05:00 pm to 08:00 pm

CoordinatorSharma, AditiEnrichmentSherry, Emily
FellowshipVazquez, LizFellowshipBarker, Simone
MS1Ghali, AbdullahMS1Kennedy, Charles
MS4Sovic, WilliamMS4Lucero, Kana
MS4Khan, OmarMS4Walther, Josh
Nurse practitionerFrank, SherylNursingRivera, Emily
NursingGavallos , Alexandra

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019 05:00 pm to 08:00 pm

EnrichmentMontgomery, AlexandraEnrichmentLee, Lynda
FellowshipHe, DerekFellowshipWidjaja, Courtney
FellowshipJoseph, AshleyFellowshipBarker, Simone
MS1Poffenbarger, MasonMS1Aslam, Asra
MS2Jeffery, AndrewMS2Kester, Avery
MS4Peterson, TimothyMS4Benjamin, Nicole
NursingGavallos , Alexandra

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2019 05:00 pm to 08:00 pm

EnrichmentShoola, AhmedEnrichmentWu, Chelsea
FellowshipHe, DerekFellowshipAldrich, Christie
FellowshipSalinas, RicardoFellowshipBarker, Simone
MS1Rigsby, MadisonMS1Mathai, Sharon
MS3Marshall, CallieMS4Sovic, William
MS4Peterson, TimothyNursingCardenas, Bianca
NursingGavallos , Alexandra NursingRivera, Emily
NursingBrown , Christopher

Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019 05:00 pm to 08:00 pm

EnrichmentSubramanian, SivaFellowshipSalinas, Ricardo
FellowshipBarker, SimoneFellowshipWidjaja, Courtney
MS1Kennedy, CharlesMS1Wilcox, David
MS4Khan, OmarMS4Lucero, Kana
MS4Walther, JoshNurse practitionerFrank, Sheryl
NursingGarza, LeeannNursingBrown , Christopher