Cardinal Free Clinics (Undergrad) (Annual Grant and Special Fee Group)
|Special Fee type||Undergraduate Annual Grant|
|Total request amount||$15,390.00|
|Previous Special Fee amount||$13,579.75|
|Change from previous request||13%|
|Amount per Undergrad||$2.21 per year|
Cardinal Free Clinics is a student run free clinic that has been a part of the Stanford Community since 1990. As an organization, we have been integral in helping undergraduates and medical students on their path toward becoming medical professionals. We train Stanford students to practice community-oriented and culturally competent medicine in a low-income setting. We run classes on teaching health education, medical interpreting, and skills such as taking a medical history. We provide students with opportunities to work alongside experienced residents and physician volunteers who serve as mentors to those who are beginning to pursue a health-related career.
We operate two clinics: one in Menlo Park, and one in San Jose that together see over 1,300 patients a year. Our work includes providing patients with health assessment interviews, physical exams, laboratory tests, medical interpreting, education in preventative care, referrals to local low-cost hospitals and community clinics, assistance in finding affordable healthcare enrollment, and access to specialist care including gynecology, ophthalmology, cardiology, gastroenterology, dermatology, mental health, musculoskeletal clinic, and neurology.
The money we are requesting is meant to pay for clinic operations. The three major cost areas are food, transportation, and supplies. We will use the money to purchase lunch and breakfast for our volunteers, who spend their mornings and afternoons at our two clinics on the weekend (8am-2pm). The money will also go towards paying for gas to transport volunteers to and from the clinic locations in carpools. Lastly and most importantly, we use the money to pay for necessary office supplies (paper, pens, trash bags, printer ink, ect) and medical supplies (needles, blood collection tubes, gloves, hand sanitizer, stethoscopes, EKG leads, pap tests, medications, ect).
With your vote, we hope to continue our mission of caring for the medically under-served and of training the healthcare professionals and leaders of tomorrow. We thank you for your support.
You can find out more about us on the website below: https://med.stanford.edu/cfc.html