Student-Managed Free Clinic at UHSA

In collaboration with Georgetown University’s student-involved clinic, H.O.Y.A., the Student-Managed Free Clinic at UHSA is a free clinic serving the population of Piccadilly, Antigua.

Formerly The Free Clinic of English Harbour, the clinic is managed by medical and nursing students of the UHSA. It allows students to contribute their clinical skills to a medically underserved patient population while allowing students to directly experience the social, economic, and cultural challenges that impact rural and island healthcare delivery. Furthermore, students are given the opportunity to deepen their inter-professional leadership and organizational skills.

The University of Health Sciences Antigua is committed to serving its community through outreach activities. It is unwavering in its goal to provide quality health care for all around the world. The University also supports health education projects in schools, churches, and local health clinics in Antigua and Barbuda and at local community events.

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.

Mission

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.