The Health Clinic
The health clinic is located directly on site at St. John’s, making it easy for those who come for meals to seek medical aid. Currently operated by Sister Charlene, a Physicians Assistant and Katie, RN, the medical clinic can address a multitude of ailments that may afflict our guests at St. John’s. We are happy to say that we are also incorporating nursing students from Rutgers University and UMDNJ so they can get some hands on experience practicing medicine. The medical staff is dedicated to their job and is able to diagnose and treat a wide range of ailments. Helping those who have no other means of help is one of the main missions of St. John’s Medical Clinic. It has been operating for over 15 years. The site offers free HIV testing every Wednesday morning which is available to anyone with a valid ID. Practicing doctors also donate their time to further diagnose and treat those who would otherwise have no recourse. Thanks to the volunteers, and the dedicated staff we are able to mitigate so many problems that afflict those that have poor nutrition, a lack of housing, or even just an absence of insurance. Without the medical center, many of Newark’s residents would go without medical care. We are so grateful for everything they do.