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Creighton’s Magis Clinic Provides Shoes to Homeless

Creighton University School of Medicine’s student-run Magis Clinic, in conjunction with Souls for Soles program, gave away about 100 pairs of shoes to Omaha metro-area homeless men and women on Dec. 1. Creighton medical students and Omaha doctors and healthcare professionals  volunteered their time for the event, which was held at the Siena Francis House, 1702 Nicholas St.

Magis put together a “goody bag” with toiletries and other items. Signups and distribution of these materials was done on a first-come, first serve basis. This is the fifth year the Magis Clinic has participated in this national event and is the only site in Nebraska to participate in this annual charity event, held around Thanksgiving.

The Magis Clinic, founded by Creighton medical students, is located at Siena/Francis House. The students work with physicians and other organizations to provide acute care and follow-up, physical exams, lab tests, medications, specialty clinics and referrals. The Magis Clinic is the only free medical clinic in Omaha open on Saturdays that treats homeless men, women and children and the medically uninsured. About 20 patients are seen each Saturday at the walk-in clinic.

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