Compassion Clinic

Compassion Clinic is a mobile, longitudinal, University of Louisville Health Sciences Center (HSC) student run initiative whose goals are to provide basic health screenings and education to disparate populations in the Metro Louisville area.

The educational missions of Compassion Clinic include opportunities for Health Science Center students, residents, fellows, staff, and faculty to provide screening services and education in the home resides of patients and to foster a collaborative interdisciplinary medical experience amongst the schools of medicine, nursing, public health, dentistry, and the University of Louisville Hospital pharmacy outpatient clinic.

Participation in the Compassion Clinic events and affiliated Office of Diversity and Inclusion HSC offerings will provide opportunities for increased awareness of challenges to patient care medical adherence impacted by poverty, education, and community resources. The goal of UL Compassion Clinic is to provide a positive, welcoming medical community presence in the metro Louisville area, linking patients to medical homes, if needed, and to provide individualized medical screening and educational opportunities.

The Compassion Clinic has offered a wide variety of services to our communities. Services that have been provided at our locations in the past include:

(NOTE: Services provided will vary depending on current on-going events)

  • Mammograms

  • How to do a self-breast exam

  • Voter Registration

  • Microalbumin testing

  • Heart Disease and Risk Factors education

  • Blood Pressure checks

  • Body mass index (BMI) calculation including height and weight for asthma, diabetes, and hypertension assessments

  • Nutrition counseling with Fresh Stop

  • Hemoglobin AIc evaluation

  • Sugar/ Fat / Healthy Choices

  • Diabetes and glucose checks

  • Diabetic Foot Model/ ExamAsthma assessment with peak flow meters

  • Smoking Cessation per James Graham Brown Cancer CenterPharmacy

  • Financial Aid Counseling – Thrivent /Kentuckians for Single Payer Insurance

  • Kentucky African Americans Against Cancer and Cologuard colon cancer screenings

  • Hearing screens

  • Consultation Room and Foot Exam Room

  • NAMI (National Alliance Mental Illness) / Suicide Prevention- Mental Health

  • Bone Density testing station

  • Officer Friendly - LMPDKIPDA/ Senior Services and Medicare

  • Aetna Health Plans - patient navigator / Shawnee Christian Health Center

  • Mom’s Against Guns / SMART/ Gun Safety – gun locks given out

  • Harm Reduction Coalition - Narcan kits given out to community

  • Baby Safety

  • Sheriff’s Kids ID Program

  • Dental Health

  • Alcohol Effects

  • HIV and Hep C testing

  • IRB – Questions About UL Research Studies