| OUR SITES
BETH ISRAEL DEACONESS MEDICAL CENTER (BIDMC)
BIDMC is a student-faculty chronic disease management and urgent care clinic which partners with primary care providers and specialists to serve patients with hypertension, diabetes mellitus and obesity.
Our specific aims include:
(1) Delivering comprehensive chronic disease management care and identifying measurable metrics to quantify our progress toward improved health outcomes. (2) To increase students’ knowledge base and clinical skills around the management of chronic diseases. (3) To broaden students’ understanding of the healthcare system by engaging them in service-oriented activities, health care management, quality improvement, research, and patient education. Our clinic is in the Shapiro Center at BIDMC, Longwood Medical Area. Please contact our offices at 617-754-9600 with any questions or concerns or to schedule an appointment. Please remember to ask for a parking voucher if you need assistance with parking.
CAMBRIDGE HEALTH ALLIANCE (CHA)
CHA is based at Union Square Family Health, a patient-centered medical home that delivers innovative, team-based primary care to the Somerville Community. CHA is a family medicine student-faculty collaborative, and as such provides primary care to patients of all ages as well as women’s health. Our team aims to provide high quality care through individual and group visits to meet medical, social, and community needs.
CHA completed its pilot in September 2014. We are looking for students who are enthusiastic about continuing clinical development, quality improvement, and group visit establishment. Additionally, we are interested in having students who are flexible and willing to adjust their clinic roles if needed in order to provide the best quality of care to our patients. Given our linguistically diverse population, we particularly encourage students who speak Spanish, Portuguese, and/or Haitian Creole to apply.
BOSTON HEALTHCARE FOR THE HOMELESS (BHCHP)
Since 1985, our mission has remained the same: to provide or assure access to the highest quality health care for all homeless men, women and children in the greater Boston area. We believe it has been and continues to be medicine that matters:
- Vulnerable patients are kept alive and get help managing chronic diseases like diabetes, hypertension and cancer
- Dedicated clinical and non-clinical staff share their passion for a vibrant mission and support each other in bringing the mission alive
- Generous donors find a fulfilling way to respond to the feelings of helplessness that come with concern for those on the street
- Shelter partners benefit from BHCHP’s medical expertise while focusing on their core mission, avoiding wasteful duplication of services
- Boston’s many hospitals can depend on BHCHP as an alternative to the emergency room as well as a safe discharge location for medically vulnerable patients
BHCHP’s targeted, compassionate management of limited resources yields everyday successes that are a living tribute to the ideals of a just society.
MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL INTERNAL MEDICINE ASSOCIATES (MGH-IMA)
MGH-IMA is Harvard’s first student-faculty collaborative practice and has been in full operation since October 2010. We provide primary care and social services to patients both with and without a primary care physician (PCP). Patients with an established provider at IMA can receive after-hours urgent care. Patients without a PCP come for interim primary care services and for support in locating a permanent PCP through our Bridge-to-Care program, facilitated by our student-run Resource Center.
Our practice aims to (1) provide affordable, high quality healthcare and health education to people in Greater Boston without a primary care doctor, (2) serve as a bridge to social services and long-term primary care, and (3) provide students with practical exposure to interdisciplinary, systems-based, primary care delivery.
Tuesday 5:00pm – 8:30pm
MGH Internal Medicine Associates
15 Parkman Street, 6th Floor
Boston MA, 02114
Dr. Shiri Feingold
MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL REVERE PEDIATRICS
Founded in April 2012, CCC Revere Pediatrics is a pediatric primary care clinic run out of the MGH Revere Healthcare Center. We provide pediatric primary care to an ethnically diverse and predominantly lower socioeconomic status population.
Our practice aims to (1) provide affordable, high quality healthcare to pediatric patients and to (2) train students in the management of healthy and ill pediatric patients, from learning normal child development and the physical exam to managing common pediatric conditions and the psychosocial aspects of health.
NASHUA STREET JAIL
*CCC – Nashua Street Jail is not currently accepting volunteers*
CCC has developed a partnership with one of the Suffolk County Jails, the Nashua Street Jail (NSJ) near MGH, where we have established a weekly student-faculty collaborative jail-based clinic. The NSJ is a men’s facility where people stay for a period of time ranging from several days to two years. The majority of individuals in the jail are pre-trial or are engaged in court processes, and the transition from jail back to the community can be a particularly perilous time for their health and wellbeing. This clinic focuses on providing compassionate, evidence-based healthcare to patients with a specific emphasis on facilitating the transition to community health care post-release. We are seeking students who are interested in social medicine/social justice, understanding the structural determinants of poor health outcomes, and working with a heavily stigmatized and underserved population. If you are motivated to build your clinical skills while working with this unique group of patients in a collaborative interprofessional setting, this is the site for you!
The NSJ runs a weekly clinic which includes medical, dental, and mental health services as well as teams focused on education and interventions to help with community reintegration. We are seeking students interested in seeing patients in the clinic, participating in healthcare education initiatives and developing research projects (including, but not limited to, chronic and infectious diseases, overdose/addiction treatment experiences and barriers to seeking community healthcare). Our model provides co-located physical and mental care for patients, encouraging communication between teams and emphasizing the necessity of an integrated team-based approach. We begin each clinic session with a group huddle and didactic session before the teams disband, and the evening ends with a group debrief and discussion of relevant topics of interest.
TBD. Check back for updates!
Nashua Street Jail
200 Nashua St
Boston, MA 02114
Dr. Jackie Moss
Dr. Matt Tobey
MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL – CHELSEA
*CCC Chelsea is not currently accepting volunteers*
CCC Chelsea provides multi-specialty services including primary care and mental health services to a predominantly underserved, recent immigrant/refugee population, and formerly incarcerated patients. The clinic specifically targets two groups: individuals who frequently visit the Center’s Urgent Care clinic but have not been able to access routine primary care and individuals who have been recently released from prison. Our team aims to provide high quality care through an innovative model that integrates medical, psychiatric, and social services to meet the complex health and social needs of these patients in and beyond the clinic. Interpretation services are available on site for work with a linguistically diverse population, although proficiency in Spanish and/or Portuguese is preferred in our student volunteers. CCC Chelsea opened for primary care and psychiatry visits in October 2011.
Patient Population: Patients recently released from prison, Urgent care patients without access to routine primary care
TBD. Check back for updates!
Nashua Street Jail
200 Nashua St
Boston, MA 02114
Dr. Jackie Chu