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HOPES Free Clinic

HOPES Clinic

These are HOPES students clustering in the hallway during a clinic. ‌ 

Founded in 2011 as the first and only student-run free clinic in Virginia, the HOPES (Health Outreach Partnership of EVMS Students) Free Clinic is staffed by EVMS students, residents and physicians.  The purpose of HOPES is to serve uninsured citizens of Norfolk with long term and specialty care. The Health Outreach Partnership of EVMS Students is a student-run organization that works to staff and run a free clinic with attending physician supervision. Being student-run means that it relies entirely on students to help staff and run the clinic--both in and out of clinical hours.

More than 95 percent of EVMS medical students participate in HOPES and there is an increasing Physician Assistant student volunteer base as well, putting interdisciplinary training to work. There is a standing wait-list for students to serve on the HOPES clinical team. Learn more about EVMS Medical Education Service Learning requirements.

Clinic Hours

Thursdays from 6-9 p.m.

Clinic Location

HOPES is located in the first floor of the Norfolk Public Health Building at 830 Southampton Ave.

For Patients

The clinic is appointment based only. Please call 757.446.0366 if you are a new patient or returning patient

Specialty Clinics

Women’s Health Clinic, Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics and Ultrasound





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For Physicians

HOPES is seeking any physicians interested in volunteering their time at the clinic.

Contact the HOPES Physician Coordinator

For Students

EVMS students can volunteer as clinician and administrative positions, as well as more full time leadership positions. 

Contact the Volunteer Coordinator

All other inquiries

Please call 757-446-0366 or contact the HOPES Directors