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Clinics and Community

At Saint Louis University School of Medicine, we are committed to advancing health care for individuals and our community.

Improving our health requires access to care, delivery of high-quality clinical care, dedicated faculty who seek innovative methods of treatment, and education of faculty, students, staff and members of the community.

Health Resource Center

Saint Louis University's Jesuit Health Resource Center is a free clinic operated by medical school students under the guidance of SLU doctors. Since 1994, the students and physicians of the Saint Louis University School of Medicine have been committed to providing free primary health care services in an academic environment. The HRC provides these free resources in the heart of the city’s most underserved area.

In support of its mission, the Health Resource Center at Saint Louis University holds the following core values:

  • Volunteer-Based Community Service: The Health Resource Center will always be a service-centered and volunteer-based operation focused on providing quality health care that promotes the well-being of underserved individuals in the St. Louis community.
  • Integration with Other Community Partners and Health Networks: The Health Resource Center strives to connect underserved patients to a primary care home and link patients with reliable health insurance by building strong partnerships with fellow community health partners through the sharing of power and acceptance of valuable contribution from patients.
  • Interprofessional Education and Applied Learning: The Health Resource Center serves as an educational outlet for professional students to apply clinically relevant skills and learn how to work as members of a patient-centered interprofessional team.
  • Administrative Leadership Experience for Student Leads: The Health Resource Center is entirely student-run allowing the opportunity for professional students to gain administrative leadership experience in health care and affect the positive advancement of the clinic. Visit the HRC

Clinics include:  

  • Asthma and Allergy
  • Cardiology
  • Diabetes
  • Foot Health
  • Extended Services
  • Geriatrics
  • Primary Care
  • Well Woman

 Visit the HRC

Casa de Salud

Many Saint Louis University School of Medicine students volunteer at  Casa de Salud, a premier health care resource for the foreign-born community of metropolitan St. Louis and part of the infrastructure that welcomes people of all origins to our region. Casa believes that a diverse and inclusive community is the bedrock of a vibrant and prosperous region and that when we provide access to quality health care with integrity, compassion and respect; we help create a dynamic and culturally rich community from which everyone benefits.

Located on the campus of Saint Louis University, Casa offers a variety of services for people who are uninsured or who experience significant barriers to accessing care, including primary care for illness and injury, mental health counseling, case management, care coordination and home health visits. SLU is a partnering organization with the non-profit, with our faculty members serving on Casa de Salud’s Board of Directors and joining SLU students in volunteering at the clinic.

Students who give time at Casa make a significant difference in the lives of the foreign born and the underserved that results in better health and prosperity for our region.

 Visit Casa de Salud

For volunteer opportunities, contact Lynda Morrison, Ph.D., associate dean of curricular affairs at

Chinese Clinic

The Chinese Clinic is an interdisciplinary, cross-institution collaboration between medical students at both Saint Louis University and Washington University as well as pharmacy students at Southern Illinois University. We provide health care services for the uninsured and under-insured Chinese immigrants in the greater St. Louis area. Our bi-weekly clinics provide basic health screenings, physical exams, and prescription services for those seeking such services.

For more information, or to get involved, email

Adventures In Medicine and Science (AIMS)

Adventures In Medicine and Science is a youth community outreach program that provides health education and prevention information to students throughout the school year. With a combination of hands-on opportunities and auditorium presentations, students get a unique look at the human body.

Learn More About AIMS

Service and Advocacy Learning Community

The Service and Advocacy Learning Community at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine consists of students and faculty committed to promoting service and advocacy across all spectrums.

The community acts to bring students in contact with community agencies, research, and projects that enhance their learning and future as clinicians in the community.

Outreach Education and Service Task Force Groups

  • Adolescent Teen Pregnancy Clinic
  • Child Abuse Prevention
  • Doctors for Diversity
  • Empowering Youth Today 
  • Global Health
  • HIV/STI Prevention Task Force
  • Physicians for Human Rights
  • SLU Sight
  • Sun Protection Outreach Teaching by Students (SPOTS)
  • Tar Wars