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Bhutanese American Organization of Philadelphia

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The BAO-P Clinic Committee is responsible for organizing a free acute care clinic in collaboration with the Bhutanese American Organization of Philadelphia (BAO-P). BAO-P inaugurated its community center in South Philadelphia in January 2014. It provides citizenship and ESL classes, SAT/TOEFL courses for adults, Yoga, Bhajan and Kirtan classes, job preparation programs, and health and wellness training for the Bhutanese community.

The BAO-P Clinic Committee is responsible for the recruitment of volunteers and physicians, distribution of medications, updating of charts, training of interpreters, outreach to the community, and management of flow on the day of clinic. The clinic committee works closely with RHP’s advocacy committee to address the social determinants of health and encourage continuity of care.

The clinic is held the third Monday of each month and offers an opportunity for students enrolled in any Jefferson program to serve the local refugee community among like-minded peers.

LEADERSHIP

Clinic Directors

wells
ndong

Assistant Clinic Directors

rowan

WHEN:
Every third Monday of the month from
5:30 to 8:00 PM

WHERE:
2526 South 7th Street

Volunteer teams meet at The Winged Ox statue beside Scott Library at 4:45 pm the day of clinic. Walk eastward on Locust until 8th and Walnut Streets. Bus #47 toward Whitman Plaza stops on the NW corner of the intersection. Take the bus to 8th and Shunk Streets (approximately 15 minutes). Walk east (turn left) on Shunk Street until 7th Street. Turn left again (north) on 7th Street. The BAO-P Community Center is located halfway up the block on the left.

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