In August 2018, the Harrison School of Pharmacy (HSOP) and the City of Auburn teamed up to create the Auburn University Healthcare and Education Clinic (AUHEC) at the Boykin Community Center, located in northwest Auburn.
One of the primary goals of the AUHEC is to increase patient access to health and wellness screenings, immunizations, preventative care services, healthcare education, and self-care training, particularly for those who may be uninsured, underinsured, or do not have access to needed healthcare.
With an anticipated opening in the summer of 2019, the clinic is in need of assistance in outfitting the space with furniture, equipment, and supplies. Examples of these needs include:
- Office furniture, equipment, and supplies for the waiting room and reception area: Waiting room furniture, office furniture, computers, printers, copier/scanner, filing cabinets, shelving, office supplies, designated computers for patient care (for accessing the electronic medical record)
- Pharmacy equipment and supplies: Computers, scanners, prescription label printers, other printers, shelving, dispensing supplies
- Triage and laboratory equipment and supplies: Scales, blood pressure devices, AED, EKG, point-of-care equipment for testing blood glucose, hemoglobin A1C, lipid panels, liver function tests, anticoagulation, hemoglobin, rapid flu tests, rapid strep tests, printers
- Exam Room equipment and supplies: Otoscopes, exam lights, computers for EMR access, etc.
- Conference room: Conference room table and chairs, projection equipment, white board
As part of a substantial renovation of the community center, the city of Auburn is dedicating nearly 2,000 square feet of space for the new clinic. HSOP will be charged with the management and oversight of practice operations and clinical services of this practice site. Clinical services will be provided by an inter-professional team of healthcare students and licensed providers who will collaborate to provide the highest quality of healthcare services.
The clinic will eventually expand to provide a full scope of medical and pharmacy services.
By supporting the AUHEC through Tiger Giving Day, you are playing a needed role in creating a real-world practice site for Auburn University students while making a difference in the healthcare of those in need in the Auburn area.