Medical Students Treat Homeless of West Philadelphia

Incorporated in 1987, University City Hospitality Coalition (UCHC) provides hot meals five nights a week and sandwiches on Saturday for poor and homeless individuals in West Philadelphia. On Wednesdays, a medical clinic staffed by a doctor and medical students from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania delivers critically needed care, including blood pressure screenings, vaccinations, and general examinations, that may otherwise be unavailable to this population. Visit http://uchc.phillycharities.org for more information. UCHC recently received a Penn Medicine CAREs grant to purchase medication and blood sugar screening devices and supplies for the diabetic patients that come to the clinic for care.

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