The Rio Grande Valley of South Texas is considered by many reporting agencies to be among the most uninsured regions in the nation.
Recently, NVC Alumnus Julien Mahler, class of 2012, along with a cohort of fellow medical students at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine, spearheaded efforts to open the first student-run clinic in the region.
Located at Proyecto Desarrollo Humano in Penitas, Texas, the clinic aims to serve residents of nearby underserved colonias.
The clinic’s services will include free primary healthcare assistance such as screening for high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity, general physical/health and wellness visits, vaccinations and medications as well as minor injury care.
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