Worcester Free Clinic Coalition

Students from the Worcester Free Clinic Coalition are asking for help in supporting the free medical programs in Worcester. These programs have been providing medical care to those without insurance or with inadequate insurance for over 20 years. In order to run, the clinics need a licensed physician present at all times.

There is a clinic each weeknight (Monday- Thursday) from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Physicians can volunteer as often or as infrequently as they would like - many of the current volunteers choose to volunteer monthly or quarterly. Experienced students will be available at each clinic during each shift to guide new volunteers through the logistics and help answer any questions they may have.

The most common question that arises from physician volunteers involves malpractice and liability insurance. For practicing physicians, their current insurance may extend to work at the clinics. For members of the UMass Memorial Medical Group, there is a process for obtaining coverage. If you are a retired physician and not actively doing paid work, the Massachusetts Medical Society generously provides coverage for volunteer work. The students are knowledgeable about the requirements and will be happy to help with your individual situation.

If you are interested in becoming involved or if you have any questions or concerns, please email Laurel Banach or Kaleigh Timmins at worcesterfreeclinics@gmail.com.

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