On September 28, the University of Health Sciences Antigua opened the doors of The Free Clinic of English Harbour, which will serve hundreds of local residents who do not have access to health insurance or medical care. UHSA medical students will run the free clinic with supervision from faculty members.
The Free Clinic of English Harbour provides an atmosphere of educational opportunities where patients, students and health professionals learn from one another and work together. The clinic is open to residents of the entire island.
In addition to providing health care, The Free Clinic also provides patient education with a focus on prevention and patient empowerment. It is hoped that students will understand the necessity for service and at the same time sharpen their leadership skills, enabling them to make a positive difference in their communities.