Free clinic students start hepatitis B campaign
Students from the School of Medicine have launched a campaign in San Jose to provide comprehensive hepatitis B medical services, targeting uninsured Asian and Pacific Islanders with low incomes.
The Hep B Free Campaign provides free hepatitis B testing and low-cost vaccinations at the Pacific Free Clinic in San Jose. For those already infected with the hepatitis B virus, the clinic provides monitoring with blood tests and liver ultrasounds, referrals and treatment.
Services are available regardless of ability to pay or immigration status. The clinic also offers medical interpretation services in Vietnamese and Chinese.
The Hep B campaign was launched July 7 by medical student co-founders Elizabeth Chao and Steven Lin. The clinic, based at Overfelt High School in San Jose, is also staffed by physicians including its director, Rex Chiu, MD, clinical assistant professor of medicine. The clinic is open Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For more information about the Pacific Free Clinic, go to http://pacific.stanford.edu.