As part of your clinical education, and in conjunction with SCNM’s community medicine department, SCNM students serve thousands of medically-underserved children and families, domestic violence victims, individuals battling HIV/AIDS and patients recovering from addiction. Through these extended-site clerkships, you will see patients (under the supervision of a physician) at our eight community clinics.
Providing care at these clinics will teach you to become more clinically efficient as you experience a spectrum of cultural, economic and sociopolitical perspectives. This is invaluable to your training as a well-rounded physician and citizen.
One of the invaluable lessons you will learn at our community clinics is optimizing resources when providing patient care. Because expensive interventions like labs and equipment may be unavailable to your patients, you will develop out-of-the-box thinking and problem solving skills while using the available resources in creative ways.
Equally important to SCNM is our dedication to making a positive impact and building healthier communities. You will find that simple changes like removing a dietary trigger, adding a multivitamin and practicing deep breathing can make drastic changes in a person’s health and lifestyle. Because chronic pain or health issues often prevent patients from earning adequate income, YOU could be the missing link that ends someone’s poverty cycle.
Adelante Healthcare in Mesa offers everything for underserved families to get healthy–and stay that way—all under one roof. One easy stop takes care of family & internal medicine, pediatrics, women’s health with ob/gyn care, family dental and an in-house lab and pharmacy. Learn More »
Changing Lives is a recovery program offering long-term, comprehensive services to women and children. Learn More »
Hamilton Elementary School is the home of SCNM’s naturopathic clinic, which brings free healthcare to all 2,000 students in the Murphy district and their families. Learn More »
Mission of Mercy
Mission of Mercy-Arizona offers a wide range of services for their patients, from medical treatment to diagnostic and prescription services. Student clinicians and physicians see an average of 80 to 100 patients a day at several valley-wide locations. Learn More »
Phoenix Allies for Community Health
Phoenix Allies for Community Health provides healthcare to those who have no ability to obtain insurance or other healthcare assistance while helping students gain valuable experience with patients. Learn More »
The River Source
Since 2003, The River Source of Arizona has offered a comprehensive holistic treatment program for individuals struggling with drug and alcohol-related addictions. The natural therapies we employ are effective at strengthening the mind, body and spirit. With an affordable fee schedule, effective holistic therapies and a variety of treatment options, The River Source continues to deliver as the nation’s premier drug and alcohol treatment center. Learn More »
Since 1977, Sojourner Center has provided shelter and support services to tens of thousands of women and children affected by domestic violence. Through empowerment, families discover hope and have the opportunity to build new futures free from violence. Learn More »
Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS
Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS is the largest clinical trial, education, behavioral health and nutrition support center dedicated to fighting HIV and AIDS in the Southwestern United States. Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS provides leading-edge medical research, education programs, wellness services, family support services and community outreach. Learn More »
World Addiction and Health Institute
WAHI is an extended-site clinic offering the community free substance-abuse treatment. The primary means of accomplishing the detox phase of recovery is via the administration of intravenous (IV) nutrients combined with a complete oral nutritional regimen, part of which includes the use of focused amino acid therapies to re-establish harmonious brain neurochemistry. Learn More »