Student Life

SEVA Free Clinic

The Seva clinic is a weekly free clinic in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood. Its mission is to provide accessible healthcare to the un- and under-insured residents for the community, and serves a patient population that is primarily made up of South and Southeast Asian immigrants and refugees. In addition to providing primary care, the student leadership teams work to develop culturally competent outreach programs to address issues such as the health inequities and stigma surrounding mental health issues in this population. 

The clinic is hosted by Pritzker students in partnership with Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine and the Indian American Medical Association Charitable Foundation (IAMACF). The clinic is located at the IAMACF’s clinic site at 2645 W Peterson Ave, Chicago IL 60659, and includes basic laboratory services and a limited pharmacy. It is held every Friday evening from 5-8:30pm. 

Contact: Sana Basheer and Prachi Shah
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Arti Tewari, MD, Department of Hospital Medicine

  • Take patient history, vitals, and perform any relevant physical exams that they have been trained on and feel comfortable performing (with guidance from a clinical student if needed)
  • Present patients to the attending physician (with guidance from a clinical student if needed)
  • Document the patient encounter in the Electronic Medical Record
  • Call and discuss lab results and referral follow ups with patients after consulting the attending physician