Student-Managed Free Clinic at UHSA

The Student-Managed Free Clinic at UHSA, started in collaboration with Georgetown University’s H.O.Y.A. student-involved clinic, offers free medical services to the population of Piccadilly, Antigua, on the UHSA campus.

Formerly known as The Free Clinic of English Harbour, this clinic is run by UHSA’s medical students. It allows students to apply their clinical expertise to serve medically underserved patients while gaining practical experience in handling the socio-economic and cultural challenges that impact healthcare delivery in rural and island areas. Additionally, this program facilitates the students’ development of inter-professional leadership and organizational skills.

UHSA is devoted to serving its community through various outreach initiatives, including healthcare education projects in local schools, churches, and clinics in Antigua and Barbuda. The university also supports community health events, reflecting its unwavering commitment to providing quality healthcare to individuals worldwide.

Who We Are

The Student-Managed Free Clinic at UHSA is a University of Health Sciences Antigua student-driven clinic providing free primary care health services. Services are provided regardless of insurance or immigration status. UHSA students and healthcare workers staff the clinic, which operates two days per week.

Since its inception, the clinic has served over 500 members of the Antigua community. Many primary care services are provided, such as wellness checks, HIV screening, asthma treatments, flu shots, diabetes, hypertension, cholesterol testing, etc.

In addition to providing health care services, the clinic offers patient education and awareness focusing on prevention. Students greet patients and perform initial health screenings, including health history and blood pressure measurements. Findings are presented to the physician or nurse on duty, who then evaluates the findings and treats the patient.


The Student-Managed Free Clinic at UHSA, a University of Health Sciences Antigua clinic in partnership with the community, provides patient-centered quality care to those in need, emphasizing compassion, dignity, and cultural sensitivity. We believe preventive, educational care is essential to lifelong health and that with knowledge, patients are empowered to improve their health and well-being. We create an atmosphere of educational opportunities where patients, students, and health professionals learn from one another and work together, advancing the field of primary care for future medical doctors.