Omaha Public Radio News
2:12 pm
Fri January 7, 2011

UNMC SHARING Clinics to have new schedule and new locations

Omaha, NE – The University of Nebraska Medical Center will continue to provide necessary medical services for those in need through what are called SHARING clinics.

Dr. Audrey Paulman is a Clinical Associate Professor at UNMC. She says the medical clinics offer care to those who don't have funds or insurance and are basically at the poverty level. She says the clinics are student run and faculty supervised. The patients don't qualify for any other programs to pay for their health insurance, so Dr. Paulman says the clinics are an important part of the safety net for people. She says, "from the UNMC standpoint, it's an important outreach to the community and it is important for the students to participate in this interdisciplinary experience."

The SHARING Clinic operates on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Additionally, there is the RESPECT clinic which handles STD prevention, education and testing and the GOODLIFE clinic which focuses on outreach for diabetes lifestyle and treatment plans.

Clinic hours and locations are available online at unmc.edu/sharing.