PHONE​​

Patients: (203) 314-9305

Service Providers: (203) 936-8705

LOCATION

Yale Physicians Building

800 Howard Avenue, Floor 1
New Haven, CT 06519

FAX

(203) 436-9928

OUR HOURS

Saturdays 8:30am-12:00 pm

MISSION

WHAT IS HAVEN FREE CLINIC?

WHAT IS HAVEN FREE CLINIC?

MISSION & VISION

The HAVEN Free Clinic is a student-run primary care clinic that partners with Yale University to provide the New Haven community access to comprehensive, high-quality health care free of charge. Our model is unique because we include members across various disciplines in health care, including medicine, nursing, physician’s associate programs, and public health.

Mission
  • To serve as a sustainable free clinic that provides uninsured adults in New Haven with primary care, wellness education, and assistance in securing health care.
  • To educate Yale health professional students about primary care and the value of working in health care teams; to allow students to gain experience in community health; and to expose students to the challenges of managing patient care with limited resources.

Vision

Every adult living in New Haven will have access to comprehensive quality healthcare. Students will develop a lifelong commitment to valuing social context and community needs in their future work with patients and communities.

WHO DO WE SERVE?

We are a sustainable free clinic that provides uninsured adults in New Haven with primary care, wellness education, and assistance in securing health care while simultaneously educating health professional students at Yale about patient care and community health.

To be a patient, you must:

1. Live in the city of New Haven

2. Be between 18-65 years old

3. Have no health insurance

Our patient population is predominantly Latino (90%) and Spanish-speaking (85%). The average age of our patients is 35 years old.

Many of our patients have not received medical care for at least 2-3 years prior to coming to HAVEN, and some patients have never seen a medical provider before.

HOW DO WE DO IT?

HOW DO WE DO IT?

HAVEN operates on Saturdays from 9am-12pm out of the Yale Physicians Building. Since opening our doors in November 2005, we have conducted over 4000 adult patient visits, representing more than 450 unique patients. Patients are seen by teams of senior and junior students with guidance from faculty preceptors. Currently, we see an average of 30 patients per week.

We are able to do this work through generous contributions from students, faculty, and philanthropic donors. We are especially fortunate to have the support of the Dr. John B. Goetsch Endowment, which has provided incredible support to the clinic for many years.