WAYS WE HELP
Every other Monday, a team of 6 OUWB medical students and Corewell physicians hold a drop-in clinic at HOPE adult shelter in Pontiac, MI.
Every other Saturday, 2 OUWB medical school students and a Corewell physician meet individuals directly on the streets of Pontiac to provide lunch, supplies, and immediate medical care.
SMO frequently takes teams of students and other volunteers to go out into the city and pick up trash from sidewalks and gathering places throughout the city.
SMO partners with Avondale High School every fall to spread awareness and share information to high school students.
Meet members of the Pontiac community, help them to feel heard & cared for, address health concerns to the best of ability, and connect them with organizations who can provide further assistance. We believe these goals can be reached with:
Vital signs (BP, temperature, pulse, respirations, pulse oximetry)
Blood glucose check if indicated
Basic wound care & joint wraps
Dispensing of OTC medication & non-narcotic medications
Health counseling & education
Referral for follow-up care at local community clinics (GBCHC or Honor Health)