New Hours and Services due to COVID-19

Clinic hours and services at student-run clinics have changed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Please call the clinic for updates and the possibility of a telehealth consultation.

UC Davis medical students and physicians make significant contributions to the health of underserved populations in the Sacramento area through their volunteer efforts at several community clinics. These clinics train students in delivering primary care services while simultaneously improving access to care in underserved communities. The programs have been recognized nationally as an exemplary partnership between an academic medical center and the community. Medical students, typically in their first or second year, and undergraduates who staff the clinics receive course credit. At least one volunteer licensed physician supervises the students. Undergraduate students act as interpreters, patient advocates, receptionists, and lab workers. Many undergraduate student volunteers are planning for careers in health care. Volunteering in the clinics provides an early opportunity for hands-on training that would otherwise not be available to them. For medical students, volunteering at these clinics keeps them grounded as to why they decided to pursue careers in medicine in the first place. Many students who serve in the community clinics choose primary care specialties when entering residency training.

These clinics survive because of student dedication.  85 percent of UC Davis medical students volunteer at the student clinics during their years at the medical school. The clinics are an integral part of the first two years' curriculum at UC Davis School of Medicine

For 50 years, the UC Davis affiliated Student-Run Clinics have been operating in the inner-city neighborhoods of Sacramento, providing free health care to uninsured, low-income and other underserved populations. Operating on weekends, these clinics serve several distinct groups of patients, providing them culturally sensitive health care in a respectful and comfortable environment. The clinics offer thousands of people what is often their only access to health care. The program also gives medical students and undergraduates hands-on experience and to learn first-hand about the challenges and rewards of patient care and community medicine.

Services include:

  • Prenatal and well baby/child examinations
  • Immunizations and physical exams for school-age children
  • Diagnosis and treatment of diabetes and hypertension
  • Pregnancy testing and other women's health services
  • Preventative health-care education
  • Flu shots

Paul Hom Asian Clinic | Commitment to the Asian community
For the Asian and Pacific Islander community, the Paul Hom clinic provides primary and acute care services. Founded in 1972, it is the oldest Asian health clinic in the United States. More than 50 medical and undergraduate students and more than 40 physicians volunteer at this clinic on an annual basis.

Paul Hom Asian Clinic
Saturdays: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
6341 Folsom Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95819

Clinica Tepatí | Primary care services for the Latino community
Clinica Tepati began in 1974, with a focus on serving downtown Sacramento's underserved and undocumented Latino population. Operating out of space provided by WellSpace Health, Clinica Tepati's Spanish interpretation services enable volunteers to communicate effectively, and provide culturally-sensitive care to more than 1,000 patients each year.  Our clinic also provides diabetes education, exercise programs, and legal and specialty services for our patient populations.

Clinica Tepati
Saturdays: 8 a.m.-closing
1820 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Imani Clinic | Healing begins with faith
Imani is a Swahili word meaning faith and it symbolizes the hope students wish to foster within the African-American community. The clinic was established in the Oak Park neighborhood of Sacramento in 1994 after students became concerned about the staggering and persistent morbidity and mortality rates among African-Americans from hypertension, heart disease, cancer and inadequate prenatal care.

Imani Clinic
Saturdays: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
2425 Alhambra Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817

Shifa Clinic | Culturally sensitive care for an ethnically diverse community
Shifa Clinic strives to understand, serve, and promote the health and wellness needs of a multilingual, ethnically diverse community. Adjacent to a mosque in downtown Sacramento, the clinic primarily serves patients from the South Asian and Muslim communities. It provides interpretive services and hosts specialty clinics such as dermatology, cardiology and women's health.

Shifa Clinic
Sundays: 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
419 V Street, Suite A
Sacramento, CA 95818

Joan Viteri Memorial Clinic | Health care and harm reduction services
The Joan Viteri Memorial Clinic is equipped with specific resources to treat individuals who use intravenous drugs, individuals who work in the sex trade, members of the LGBTQ community, and uninsured members of the Oak Park community while treating all patients with dignity and respect. The clinic works closely with Harm Reduction Services to provide acute and chronic care, emphasizing prevention and education about infectious diseases and HIV testing, and to provide drug-related medical and social referrals.

Joan Viteri Memorial Clinic
Saturdays: 1-5 p.m.
3647 40th Street
Sacramento, CA 95817

Bayanihan Clinic | Culturally sensitive care to an extraordinarily diverse community
Established in 2002, Bayanihan Clinic provides accessible primary and preventative healthcare to Filipino immigrants and all diverse, underserved communities of the Greater Sacramento area, while honoring the legacy of Filipino veterans through advocacy and community engagement.

Bayanihan Clinic
Saturdays, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
3030 Explorer Drive
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

The Willow Clinic | Healthcare for people who are experiencing homelessness
Established in 2009, The Willow Clinic provides free care to all people, including those with housing instability, in the greater Sacramento area, providing primary care services alongside specialized services tailored to better meet the needs of unhoused individuals, including gynecology, dental, behavioral health, diabetes support, ophthalmology, and smoking cessation. 

Willow Clinic (located at First Steps Communities)
Saturdays: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
1400 North A Street, Bldg A
Sacramento, CA 95811

RIVER Clinic (Recognizing Illness Very Early and Responding)
RIVER is a pediatric clinic providing free primary care and mental health services to the underserved population in Sacramento.  Bringing care directly to communities in need with school-based clinics will close a major gap in the care network of these children. RIVER will address acute illness and injury, chronic illness monitoring and health supervision, and will provide screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences.  A seamless referral system for specialized care and mental health services through our affiliation with the Department of Pediatrics and the UC Davis Children’s Hospital will promote sustainability by connecting disenfranchised families to pediatric medical homes, mental health providers, and resources in the community and investing in coordinated prevention services.

RIVER CLINIC (Hiram Johnson Community Health Center)
1st and 3rd Saturday: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (walk-ins are welcome)
3535 65th Street Bldg C.
Sacramento, CA 95820

Partner Clinics

VN Cares
UC Davis undergraduates and medical students launched the Vietnamese Cancer Awareness, Research and Education Society (VN CARES) in 2001, which includes preventative cancer screenings for both female and male patients each month.

First Sunday of the month
6341 Folsom Blvd.Sacramento, CA 95819

Knights Landing One Health Center
Established by Clínica Tepati students and Knights Landing residents, the clinic provides linguistically competent and culturally sensitive health care services to the rural underserved, particularly women, adolescents and farmworkers. In partnership with the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, veterinary services are available at the clinic on the third Sunday of each month.

Knights Landing Center
First and third Sundays
8 a.m.-closing
9586 Mill Street
Knights Landing, CA 95645

Hmong Lifting Underserved Barriers (HLUB)
The HLUB Clinic is a student-run free clinic formed to provide free culturally and linguistically appropriate health care services to the Hmong community. We screen for cancers: breast, cervical, colon and prostate in addition to Hepatitis B.

Monthly clinic, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
6341 Folsom Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95819

Gender Health Clinic
Operating within Sacramento’s Gender Health Center, the clinic helps with care for the LGBTQQI community, with a focus on transgender health. The clinic provides a safe, supportive environment at every stage of the coming out or transition process.

Gender Health Clinic
First and third Fridays, 6-9 p.m.
2020 29th Street, Suite 201
Sacramento, CA 95817

Nadezhda Clinic
Sacramento region is a home to one of the largest Russian-speaking communities in the U.S. As a newly established student-run clinic at UC Davis, Nadezhda Clinic strives to provide free healthcare to underserved Russian-speaking population. We provide interpretative services, focusing on culturally sensitive primary care and working on establishing specialty clinics. 

Nadezhda Clinic
Clinic takes place every month.  Dates vary.  8 a.m.-1 p.m.
1442 Ethan Way, Sacramento, CA 95825