Wake Forest School of Medicine Reopens Clinic for Underserved at New Location

March 11, 2021

Wake Forest School of Medicine Reopens Clinic for Underserved at New LocationThe Delivering Equal Access to Care (DEAC) Clinic, a Wake Forest School of Medicine student-run and physician-staffed free clinic for individuals who have no insurance and are ineligible for Medicaid, has reopened at a new location at Highland Avenue Primary Care Clinic (650 N. Highland Ave., Suite 120, Winston-Salem).

Due to the pandemic, the clinic has been closed for in-person appointments since last March, but is now open every Monday from 5:30 to 9 p.m. by appointment only for uninsured residents of Forsyth, Davidson, Davie, Stokes and Yadkin counties. 

All patients are screened for COVID-19 symptoms upon arrival and social distancing guidelines are followed. 

“We’re thrilled to welcome patients back to the DEAC Clinic and are excited for the access that our new location in east Winston-Salem will offer many of the individuals that we serve. Our new space is right along a bus line, which will enable many of our patients without consistent transportation to come to the clinic,” said Stephanie Snyder, a Wake Forest School of Medicine student. “We know it’s been a challenging year for many and our hope is that the DEAC Clinic will provide safe, convenient and high-quality health care to those who may not otherwise receive it.”

Services Provided:

  • Routine office visits
  • Limited free lab work and medications dispensed
  • Referrals for social services
  • Mental health screening
  • Chronic disease education and medication management
  • Spanish interpretation services

COVID-19 testing and vaccinations are not available at the DEAC Clinic.

Uninsured individuals interested in scheduling an appointment should call 336-716-DEAC (3322).

The DEAC Clinic began in 2008 and is currently comprised of students enrolled in various Wake Forest School of Medicine programs including M.D. and physician assistant (PA) programs. The students work together under the supervision of licensed physicians, PAs and pharmacy residents who volunteer at the clinic. Those who would like to make a charitable gift to benefit the DEAC Clinic can visit WakeHealth.edu/give.

Media contacts:

Eryn Johnson, eryjohns@wakehealth.edu, 336-713-8228

Joe McCloskey, jmcclosk@wakehealth.edu, 336-716-1273