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HAVEN Free Clinic
New Haven, CT
Duration: 2 to 4 weeks longitudinal

In the spring of 2004, a group of Yale health profession students assembled under the shared desire to focus their enthusiasm on serving the New Haven community while utilizing their health care skills and knowledge. The resolution of that initial assembly was to evaluate the need in New Haven for a student-run free clinic. The HAVEN Free Clinic opened its doors on November 12, 2005 with generous support from the Yale health professional schools.

This Advanced Primary Care Elective at the student-run free clinic serves predominantly Hispanic, adult uninsured persons. This is an opportunity for students to gain clinical experience and help serve an underserved population in an urban medical site where students will also help teach and supervise students earlier in their training. This longitudinal elective allows students to choose 8 or 16 Saturdays to work during the academic year, flexibly scheduled with oversight by the student leadership at HAVEN. Clinical rotations at HAVEN are 2 to 4 weeks longitudinal.