Street Medicine is something different.
Instead of waiting for patients to come into the healthcare world, we meet people where they are. We grab our stethoscopes, put on our backpacks, and go to our neighbors who are never going to come to a clinic on their own. We provide free medical care to anyone.
How Physicians and Providers can help
LLU Street Medicine can't operate without physicians and licensed providers (nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and licensed resident physcians). Currenlty, a shortage of providers is the only factor limiting the number of our outreaches. The ministry is an important educational experience for students as they develop life-altering (and sometimes career-altering) compassion for our marginalized neighbors. By volunteering as a provider, you're not just giving your own time - you're enabling 6-12 students to serve who couldn't participate without you.
If you are a licensed provider interested in volunteering with us, we would love to hear from you. We hope to have you join us on an outreach in the near future!
To volunteer or for any questions, please contact Esther Jeon (firstname.lastname@example.org)
How Students can Volunteer
Are you a student interested in applying your education to your community? We would love to have you join us. (At the request of the Loma Linda University School of Medicine, first year medical students are unable to participate at this time.) Before participating in an outreach, volunteers must complete the following items:
1. Attend orientation meeting for your program at the beginning of the academic year.
2. Complete the Risk Waiver Form. Contact Nick Eckert (email@example.com) or Levi Evans (firstname.lastname@example.org) for the form. Sign and turn in to Gaby Kunze or Karen Schiller in the School of Medicine's Dean Office in the Coleman Student Pavilion.
3. Email Nick Eckert or Levi Evans and cc Gaby Kunze or Karen Schiller to notify us that you have submitted the form.
After submitting your form, you will be added to the volunteer email list. You will be notified of the upcoming outreaches on a weekly basis. Volunteer slots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
More about Street Medicine
Loma Linda Street Medicine is a volunteer student-run outreach group whose goal is to provide a healthcrae safety net for people without homes in San Bernardino. We run 1-3 outreaches a week to provide free and high quality transitional care under the supervision of Loma Linda University Health providers. We provide services such as medical checkups, drug counseling, flu shots, and more.
We are a branch of Healthy Neighborhood Projects that operates in parallel with Social Action Community Health System (SACHS). We are supported by the Loma Linda University School of Medicine, School of Allied Health, Department of Family Medicine, and Preventive Medicine Department as well as other volunteer providers.
Join us in being a neighbor to those who need it most right across the freeway and working to make all people whole.