University’s Free Clinic for Uninsured Extends Hours

Sep 5, 2012

The University of Scranton’s Edward R. Leahy Jr. Center Clinic for the Uninsured is extending hours for serving patients from Lackawanna County by appointment from noon to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays from Sept. 11 through Oct. 2; Oct. 30 through Nov. 13; and Nov. 27. Appointments can be made by calling 941-6112.

The clinic is also open every Thursday from 2 to 6 p.m. Services on Thursdays are provided on a walk-in basis.

The Leahy Clinic, which offers primary care services to the uninsured residents of Lackawanna County free of charge, treated 1,200 patients, dispensed 500 prescriptions and administered 180 immunizations in the 2010-2011 academic year alone.

The clinic, operated in the Panuska College of Professional Studies at the Leahy Community Health and Family Center, provides opportunities for teaching, research, learning and service to University students and faculty, with the support of volunteer physicians and licensed health care providers from the community.

The clinic also provides physical therapy and counseling services on Wednesdays by appointment.

The Leahy Clinic is sponsored by The University of Scranton, Sanofi Pasteur, Blue Ribbon Foundation, Covenant Presbyterian Church, St. John Neumann Regional Academy, One Point Inc., Willary Foundation, DPW state grants for free clinic and personal generous gifts from the community.

The clinic is located at 240 Kessler Court.

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