The Suitcase Clinic
The Suitcase Clinic is a humanitarian student organization and volunteer community offering free health and social services to underserved populations since 1989. Structured around the principles of public health, social welfare, community activism and empathy, the Suitcase Clinic currently operates three weekly multi-service drop-in centers in the city Berkeley: the General Clinic, the Women’s Clinic and the Youth Clinic. In addition to providing services, the Suitcase Clinic strives to educate students, promote health care access, engage in community organization, and support public policy efforts that address homelessness and the needs of the underserved in the local community.
The Suitcase Clinic provides services for anyone in need regardless of income, residence, gender, ethnicity, etc. View our Services page for a monthly calendar of expected service availability.
Undergraduates from UC Berkeley are the backbone of the Suitcase Clinic. Volunteers take a semester-long training course at UC Berkeley. Additionally, an abridged training session is offered every summer.
We are always in need of service providers! If you are interested in volunteering with the Suitcase Clinic as a service provider, please contact us.