NEWS :: 05/02/09
Willow Clinic is holding a fundraiser at YoloBerry Yogurt in Davis on Tuesday, May 5th @ 4pm - 9pm. Please come out and support our clinic (a percentage of your purchase goes to Willow). YoloBerry serves fat-free frozen yogurt at its easily-accessible location near Central Park on 316 C St., Davis.
Simply present a flyer (e-mail us or pick up from Willow Clinic member on campus) or mention our name at the time of your purchase. The proceeds from this event will help us purchase medications and food for the homeless ppoulation we serve.
YoloBerry Yogurt Fundraiser -- Tuesday, May. 5, 2009 @ 4pm - 9pm (details above)
Clinic -- Saturday, May. 9, 2009
POP Community Fair at Salvation Army Oak Park -- Tuesday, May. 12, 2009 @ 2pm-6pm
// Clinic Location & Times //
Willow Clinic serves the homeless residents of Sacramento's Salvation Army (Del Oro Division), located at 1200 North B St., Sacramento, CA (click to link to Google Maps). We hold clinic on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month, from 9:30am until 1:00pm.
// Mission Statement //
The mission of the Willow Clinic is to improve the health and well-being of the homeless population of Sacramento by helping to meet the psychiatric and medical care needs of this underserved population, as well as to provide a unique platform for medical & undergraduate student education.
Using a holistic approach toward patient care, the goals of the Willow Clinic are to:
1. Primary and secondary disease prevention via patient education and screening, respectively
2. Detect and aid in the treatment of mental and physical illness
3. Advocate for the continued care of our patients while serving as a safety net to bridge the gaps in follow-up care of existing healthcare systems
4. Promote and facilitate the utilization of community services
In addition to the use of somatic, medication-based treatments for illness, there is an equally important focus on brief psychotherapeutic techniques aimed at developing more adaptive coping skills and supporting positive lifestyle changes.
This approach exposes medical students to the unique integration of psychiatry and general medicine and offer hands-on experience and firsthand insight into the hardships and diverse health care needs of the homeless community. Undergraduate students interested in the health professions are introduced to holistic health care delivery, with a focus on both practical experience and educational talks provided by medical students.
The Willow Clinic operates on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of every month from 9:00 am -12:30 pm at the Salvation Army homeless shelter in downtown Sacramento. Run by undergraduate and medical student volunteers, and supervised by attending physicians trained in psychiatry and general medicine, the Willow Clinic is dedicated to bettering the community it serves. The student commitment is small, impact is big, and need is great!
// Prospective Volunteers //
The Willow Clinic begins accepting applications for membership during Fall quarter every academic year (usually October/November). Around this time, we post flyers and send e-mails through the UC Davis ICC list serve. If you are interested in joining The Willow Clinic, we encourage you to submit an application during the next application period.
// Archives and Site Information //
This website is now in its 3rd version. The first two versions are found below. Member profiles in this version are only available for active members. Profiles for alumni members are found in version2.
Version 2 (December 2006 - August 2007) :: Click Here
Version 1 (June 2005 - December 2006) :: Click Here
As of 2008, The Willow Clinic is a UC Davis School of Medicine official clinic. For more information, contact email@example.com.