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The Alternative Clinic


The Alternative Clinic Internship is one semester-long (but can be renewed for a second semester) and worth 2.0 credits. The Interns are expected to work 1 night/week and attend 1 biweekly meeting. The internship requires one mid-semester presentation and one final project. The interns learn three, alternating job roles: counseling, secretary, and laboratory. The interns are offered a fun and interactive opportunity to get hands-on experience in patient care and are well educated on a variety of women's health issues. Interns also help organize and plan our bi-annual event "Women Out Loud!"

About the Alternative Clinic:

The Alternative Clinic is an on-campus, student-run, women's health clinic held two nights per week at Health Services. Our staff includes two student Co-Directors, six student interns, and one licensed Nurse Practitioner. Our services are completely confidential and include providing gynecological and counseling services for female students at SUNY Purchase. The Alternative Clinic is a safe space for women, providing counseling on women's health-related issues and the services of a licensed Nurse Practitioner who will perform routine gynecological exams, pregnancy tests, and prescribe birth control methods. The Clinic has access to a wide range of laboratory services and responsible referrals will be provided. The Clinic also functions as an educational facility for the campus-wide community, providing free literature on a wide range of women's health-related topics, tabling at campus events, and collaborating with other student organizations. We offer free pelvic exams, pregnancy tests, STI testing, condoms (both male and female), lubricant, dental dams, and sexual health information packets. For paid services (like pap smears), we accept both student and private health insurance. Next semester, our clinic nights will be Thursdays and Fridays from 5:30-8:30pm, located in Health Services (1st floor of the gym). For appointments, please call 914-251-6380.


Contact For Internship: PurchaseAlternativeClinic@Gmail.com

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