School of Medicine adds free dermatology clinic this month

Service added to Nov. 15 general patient clinic

By Anne McMillin, APR

RENO, Nev. — The University of Nevada School of Medicine's Student Outreach Clinic will offer a new clinical service this month: dermatology. Dermatological clinic services will be offered under the direction of Dr. Whitney Hovenic during the previously scheduled general clinic on November 15 from 8 a.m. to noon.

Services offered during the dermatology clinic include diagnosis and treatment options for psoriasis, eczema, acne, suspicious moles and skin lesions and nail infections. Cosmetic procedures are not included as part of this clinic.

Uninsured and underinsured patients, including those with Medicare or Medicaid, are eligible for treatment at this clinic. Appointments for the dermatology services only may be made by calling medical student Eric Michael at (702) 419-8103.

Clinics are held at the School of Medicine's Family Medicine Center, located on the University of Nevada, Reno campus just north of Mackay Stadium off of North Virginia Street. Take RTC bus route 7 to North Virginia Street or the free Sierra Spirit bus.

Student Outreach Clinics are a free service providing much needed care for Washoe County's medically uninsured population. Clinics offer physicals for work or school, EKGs, blood pressure monitoring, referrals and selected lab services at discounted fees.

Medical students from the University of Nevada School of Medicine offer monthly Student Outreach Clinics providing free care to the medically uninsured. Students perform under direct supervision of licensed faculty and community physicians. There is no appointment necessary for clinic patients and service is give upon a first come, first served basis. Early arrival is recommended. Spanish translators are available as needed.

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