W&M students spend another spring break at Clinic

June 26, 2019

For the seventh consecutive year, students from the College of William & Mary spent their spring break doing community service work at the Northern Neck – Middlesex Free Health Clinic.

Ten students were a part of the college’s “Branch Out” program at the Clinic, spending their days and evenings on a variety of tasks at the main facility in Kilmarnock. A major achievement was logging outdated patient charts as the Clinic prepares for installing electronic health records later this year.

Students also conducted specific chart audits, shadowed Medical Clinic providers, helped with eligibility screenings, took refill requests, made reminder calls, enjoyed a dinner out with two William & Mary Alumni chapters, and got to know the Clinic, the area, volunteers, staff and patients.

 “Health care is in a state of transition this year, and everything the students did helps us tremendously as we prepare for the changes,” said CEO Jean Nelson. “Plus, they are a joy to have around. Their energy and compassion never fails to lift our spirits. Their contribution of hundreds of hours can’t be overvalued.”