UNR Medical School Expands Community Health Care Services

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By Jennifer Rey

The University of Nevada Medical School is opening a multi-specialty primary care clinic in 2020 at 745 West Moana Lane. The goal of this off-campus clinical practice is to meet the community’s growing need for care, expand medical education at UNR and further develop community partnerships.

The existing three-story, 60,000 square foot facility will be a model of outstanding medical education for medical students, physician assistant students and residents in northern Nevada. The Medical School will provide patients with family medical care, women’s health care, specialty care in endocrinology, psychiatry and geriatrics, and lab and x-ray services, all under one roof.

The new practice will include faculty and staff members, along with other northern Nevada clinicians, who will streamline and manage patient referrals. An in-clinic insurance counselor will help patients navigate the insurance process. A clinical research coordinator will aid in the application process for patients who would like to volunteer for clinical research trials.

The purchase of the facility located between Lakeside Drive and Virginia Street totaled $9 million. Philanthropic support of $4 million is currently being sought to help with the buildout costs.

“The expansion of patient care services by our faculty will allow for growth of local residency programs that play a critical role in training future doctors who will help ease Nevada’s physician shortage,” said UNR Med Dean Thomas L. Schwenk, M.D.

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