Establishing a Women’s Health Clinic: Increasing Healthcare Access, Empowerment, and Hope

  • Callie Burgin Indiana University School of Medicine Indiana University Student Outreach Clinic

Abstract

The Indiana University Student Outreach Clinic is an interprofessional clinic that has served medically uninsured and underinsured communities in Indianapolis, Indiana since 2009. Recently, under the guidance of the newly elected Women’s Health Chair, services offered have expanded. A women’s health clinics was created to ensure that our female patients have improved access to cancer screening tests and screening and treatment of sexually transmitted infections. Here we review factors that lead to the creation of a women’s health clinic within a large, multidisciplinary free clinic and the process of providing breast cancer screening and appropriate follow up services at a non-hospital facility as well as a summary of the impact our women’s health clinic has had in our community. 

Author Biography

Callie Burgin, Indiana University School of Medicine Indiana University Student Outreach Clinic

Indiana University School of Medicine

MD Candidate  2018 

 

Indiana University Student Outreach Clinic

Women's Health Chair & Clinic Manager 

References

United States Census Bureau. Indiana- QuickFacts. 2015. Available at:

https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/table/IPE120215/1810342,1836003,18. Accessed April 24, 2017

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Cervical Cancer Statistics. 2016. Available at: https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/cervical/statistics/. Accessed April 24, 2017

Indiana State Department of Health. Spotlight Semi-Annual Report. 2015. Available at: http://www.in.gov/isdh/27300.htm. Accessed April 24, 2017

United Way of Central Indiana. Little Red Door Cancer Agency. 2013. Available at: http://www.uwci.org/agencies/little-red-door-cancer-agency. Accessed April 24, 2017

Published
2017-07-15
Section
Brief Communication