Western Berks Free Medical Clinic offers two sites to participate in serving the uninsured of Berks County.
Through this HOP clinic, students will be partnering with the Western Berks Free Medical Clinic. The main clinic is located in Robesonia, Pennsylvania, and provides primary care to individuals without insurance: adult patients on Wednesday nights weekly and OB/GYN patients Thursday nights once a month. The facility is hosted within St. Daniel’s Lutheran Church and features two patient rooms as well as a lounge area for staff. Responsibilities for students include physician and nurse shadowing, taking initial H&P with or without attending supervision, assisting with triage and vitals, conducting social determinants of health surveys and assisting with paperwork (prescriptions, discharge, charting, lab/imaging orders).
Western Berks is collaborating with Mary’s Shelter to open a new project at their site. Mary’s Shelter is a housing and social service agency located in Reading that works to support youth and parents through education, crisis intervention and stabilization in the community. The new clinical space will also serve the community that Mary’s Shelter works with. Future responsibilities will be similar to those at the Western Berks Free Clinic. Students may also participate in grant writing for equipment and supplies at the new project.
Western Berks (480 Big Spring Road, Robesonia, PA 19551)
Mary’s Shelter (615 Kenhorst Boulevard, Reading, PA 19611)