On Sunday afternoons, UMKC medical students, with faculty supervision, provide acute and chronic medical care to an underserved population at the clinic’s partner Grand Avenue Temple United Methodist Church. The Sojourner Health Clinic provides its patients with health education, disease management, immunizations, health screenings, and medications free of charge. Our point of care laboratory has the capabilities to run lipid panels, basic metabolic panels, hemoglobin a1c, ELISA HIV, urine analysis, and glucose.
The clinic has been serving an ever-growing, under-insured patient population. The students operate this program as an interprofessional service-learning project where hundreds of health science students each year can learn about working with vulnerable populations outside of the hospital setting while creating and sustaining a free health clinic that provides a needed service to the Kansas City community.