Shifa community clinic offers free pediatric clinic

Free pediatric clinic

Shifa Community Clinic has launched a new, free pediatric clinic for children and youth to be held on the third Saturday of every month. The clinic will be held on Oct. 15, Nov. 19, and Dec. 17, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The pediatric clinic offers children and youth and their families a wide variety of services, including immunizations, well-child check-ups, sick-child check-ups, sports physicals and other services.

The clinic is located at 419 V St., Suite A, in Sacramento. For further information about the pediatric clinic or the Shifa Clinic or to make an appointment, please call 916-441-6008.

Shifa Clinic is a nonprofit medical facility dedicated to serving the medically uninsured population of the greater Sacramento area. Clinic Medical Director Shagufta Yasmeen said that the clinic is a "win-win" for the city's children and the program's students.

The clinic is operated collaboratively by UC Davis undergraduate students, who provide administrative support; UC Davis medical, family nurse practitioner and physician assistant students, who interview patients and perform physical exams; and volunteer professional physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants, who recommend appropriate treatments.

"This is a win-win combination of helping the children of our community and allowing future health-care providers the opportunity to work with children to meet their needs," said Yasmeen, a professor of internal medicine and obstetrics and gynecology in the UC Davis School of Medicine.

UC Davis Health System is advancing the health of patients everywhere by providing excellent patient care, conducting groundbreaking research, fostering innovative, interprofessional education, and creating dynamic, productive partnerships with the community. The academic health system includes one of the country's best medical schools, a 645-bed acute-care teaching hospital, an 800-member physician's practice group and the new Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. It is home to a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center, an international neurodevelopmental institute, a stem cell institute and a comprehensive children's hospital. Other nationally prominent centers focus on advancing telemedicine, improving vascular care, eliminating health disparities and translating research findings into new treatments for patients. Together, they make UC Davis a hub of innovation that is transforming health for all. For more information, visit the health system's website.