Change your cover photo
Change your cover photo
This user account status is Approved

This user has not added any information to their profile yet.

As an organization composed of students at the Jacobs School of Medicine, community health workers, and physicians, the Lighthouse Free Medical Clinic is dedicated to providing free healthcare to the uninsured and under served patients of Buffalo, New York. As the only medical student body in the area, we undertake this work in order to provide a service to the community in which we are educated. In addition, we hope to encourage a long-term, professional interest in community health in medical students and other health professions students who gain experience at our clinic. We aim to remediate some of the barriers to healthy living and access to preventive medical care in underserved communities. In the pursuit of this goal, we provide resources to help connect uninsured patients with the means to access continuous medical care, and provide education about healthy lifestyle choices and disease prevention in order to encourage health literacy. We hope to provide these services in a partnership with the members of the community in which we work by building long-term, mutually beneficial relationships, so that we can best serve the unique needs of our specific patient population.

Grants Coordinator: Ruth Cadet
Gynecology Coordinator: Michelle Whittum
Community Affairs: Sarah Rusnak
STD Coordinator: Kelly Coughlin
STD Coordinator: Aaron Bola
Volunteer Coordinator: Nikki Chahal
Administrative Affairs: Jillian Korn
IT Coordinator: Charlene Liao
Treasurer: Andrew Hurst
Fundraising & Outreach: Elise Grzeskiewicz
Operations Manager: Alexis Platek
Operations Manager: Holly Johnson

Dr. Susan Schwartz
Dr. Harry Metcalf
Dr. William Blymire Jr.
Dr. Patrick Hurley

Lighthouse Free Clinic runs every Wednesday night. Sign up information for medical students goes out at the beginning of each semester.

For more information regarding our hours and the volunteer handbook, please visit