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Renovated Creighton Medical Clinic for Homeless to Hold Open House

Renovated Creighton Medical Clinic for Homeless to Hold Open House

The recently renovated and expanded Creighton University Magis Clinic for the homeless and underserved will hold an open house on Saturday, Sept. 13, noon-2 p.m. at 1111 N. 17 St.

The outpatient clinic, located inside the Siena/Francis House and organized in 2004 by Creighton medical students, offers free, walk-in health services on Saturdays to Omaha’s homeless, uninsured and underinsured.

During the open house, visitors can tour the new clinic space as well as learn more about patient services, clinic operations and needs, and volunteer opportunities. Refreshments and handouts will be available. As usual, the clinic will be open 2-6 p.m. to walk-in patients.

The Magis Clinic works with other organizations to provide acute care and follow-up, physical exams, laboratory tests, medications, specialty clinics and referrals. Medical students and physicians volunteer at the clinic, seeing about 15 patients each Saturday. In addition, the clinic offers tests for pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases on the first and third Monday of each month.

A $260,000, 10-year donation from the venture-capital firm of Melbourne Partners of Melbourne, Fla., through its Remember to Share Foundation, helped finance the expansion. Peter “Rocky” Snawerdt, an Omaha native, is a firm partner.

For more information on the Magis Clinic, email magisclinic@creighton.edu.

 

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