Service Opportunities

Angel Flight

A guide to Free Air Transportation for Those in Need Traveling to or from Medical Care
888.426.2643
3161 Donald Douglas Loop South. Santa Monica, CA 90405. www.angelflightwest.org

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Access Healthcare Network (AHN)

A one stop solution for Nevadans who don't have health coverage. The network of dentists, optometrists, pharmacists and audiologists offer their services at vastly reduced rates to AHN members.
Call 1-877-385-2345 to enroll or visit www.accesstohealthcare.org

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Clark County Department of Family Services (DFS)

There are approximately 3,000 children in Clark County foster care, from toddlers to teenagers. Most of the children simply need a place to reside temporarily before they are returned to their biological families. For those children who can't return home, adoption provides them with a permanent family to call their own.
To learn more about Clark County's foster care program, you can log on to www.clarkcountyfostercare.org , or call us at (702) 455-0181.

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HeadsUP Guidance and Wellness Centers of Nevada

HeadsUP Guidance and Wellness Centers of Nevada was founded to fulfill the legacy of Governor Mike & Carolyn O'Callaghan and their vision to enhance the mental health of Nevada Citizens. The disciplinary team of clinicians includes Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Psychologists, Physicians and Physician's Assistants with a particular specialty in psychosocial issues. We offer a community based healthcare system focused on the mental health needs of traditionally underserved populations. Each client receives an intake assessment; followed by comprehensive treatment planning, case conferencing and multi-disciplinary collaboration prior to counseling.
Contact Donna Wilburn, M.S. at 702-922-7015 or email donna@headsupnevada.com

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HealthInsight

A private, non-profit community based organization working with healthcare providers toward improving the value and quality of the healthcare systems in Nevada and Utah. HealthInsight is a recognized leader in defining and encouraging healthcare value; transparency & public reporting; health information technology initiatives; payment reform efforts; human factors science research and application; and quality assurance activities, including our innovative
HI RESolutionTM – a customizable electronic medical review platform. HealthInsight has been in existence for over 25 years in Nevada. As the Regional Extension Center for Nevada and Utah, HealthInsight assists healthcare providers throughout the state with hands-on, one-on-one customized assistance in selecting and effectively using electronic health records to improve care.
Contact Information:
http://www.healthinsight.org/
HealthInsight Nevada Office–Las Vegas
6830 W Oquendo Road, Suite 102
Las Vegas, NV 89118
Phone: 702-385-9933
Fax: 702-385-4586

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Healthy Living

A comprehensive health management program available to nearly 25,000 MGM Mirage employees since 2006. The program is designed to help individuals improve and maintain their health by identifying and reducing health risks and better managing existing health conditions. The company also provides employees with a Wellness Floating Holiday - a paid day off to take a physical exam, as well as a mobile dental facility and a generous health plan.

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Juvenile Justice

Juvenile Justice administers OB-Gyn care to adolescent females incarcerated at the Juvenile Justice Center. Approximately 30-35 young women per month receive STD screenings along with OB care. This program is completely voluntary by physicians and nurses. Contact Jerry Jones, MD or Florence Jameson, MD for more information.

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Keep Memory Alive

In support of Lou Ruvo Brain Institute, Keep Memory Alive offers materials, training and testing information for EARLY diagnosis of degenerative central neurological disorders (specifically Alzheimer's Disease). Southern Nevada physicians will be encouraged to participate in clinical research projects sponsored by the Lou Ruvo Brain Institute. For more information about this organization, please visit their website at www.keepmemoryalive.org

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Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation

Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation's mission has been to work side by side with the medical community to provide social, emotional, educational, financial, and psychological support services and programs to families of ALL children diagnosed with a life threatening or critical illness. The goal is to improve the Quality of Life for critically ill children and their families who battle disease. Please visit www.nvccf.org for more information on over 25 programs and services supporting critically ill children and their families.

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Opportunity Village

A not-for-profit organization that serves people with intellectual disabilities by providing them with vocational training, employment, and social recreation services that make their lives more productive and interesting. Through Opportunity Village’s programs and services, hundreds of people with disabilities are learning vocational skills, and being placed in jobs throughout the community. For more information, please call 702-259-3741 or visit the website at www.opportunityvillage.org

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Southern Nevada Medical Industry Coalition (SNMIC)

A non-profit 600-plus volunteer organization of healthcare professionals, consumers, committed citizens, local government representatives, educators and chamber of commerce representatives committed to improving access and delivery of medical care in Southern Nevada. Our Health Care 20/20 program will provide inventive workforce development partnerships that address the shortage of qualified workers in the key sectors of healthcare and healthcare IT. For more information visit www.snmic.com or call (702) 878-0001.

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The Nevada Tobacco Users' Helpline

A federally funded program that provides free telephone based counseling to assist individuals in stopping all forms of tobacco use (both smoked and smokeless). Counselors, certified by the State of Nevada Board of Examiners in drug counseling, provide confidential and individualized nicotine dependence treatment. Psycho Educational programming is also provided in a group therapy and/or distance education format. A medication assistance program is available (as funding allows) for eligible callers. The Helpline was founded by Elizabeth Fildes Ed.D, in 1997 and operates under the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.
The Helpline is located at:
6375 W Charleston Blvd, STE A-172, Las Vegas, NV 89146.
To receive free services and/or brochures please call 1 800-QUIT-NOW/1-800-784-8669.

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The Shade Tree

The Shade Tree has sheltered homeless and abused women and children for over 20 years. All services are free and designed to meet the client's needs. Healthcare is available for our residents through a partnership with our community medical providers that are willing to volunteer their time and talent. More than 4,200 women and children served annually through the shelter and more than 1500 were served in our clinic. The clinic has been equipped through Touro University’s Schutz Engel Foundation grant. We have a CLIA waiver and are certified as an immunization site for the state. The clinic is open five days each week in a sick call mode addressing women's health, adult health, and children's health care every week along with a well child clinic on Saturday. Volunteer and referral physicians are needed in order to meet the needs of the sheltered women and children.
Physicians interested in assisting the women and children on site or by receiving referrals for care can contact Executive Director Marlene Richter at 702.385.0072 or by email at ed@theshadetree.org

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Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada (VMSN)

VMSN was established in 2008 by a group of concerned citizens who wanted to find a way to provide access to health care to the Southern Nevada's working families. It is estimated that one out of seven are uninsured in America, approximately 400,000 in Southern Nevada. Our Paradise Park opened in January of 2010. Since the opening, our volunteer numbers have swelled to more than 530. We have the support of local organizations for diagnostic tests, such as labs and x-rays from Quest, West Valley Imaging, and St Rose Hospital. We are working with national pharmaceutical companies to provide medications for our patients. Currently, the services we provide are: adult and pediatric primary care, women’s care, new born checkups and immunizations, basic diagnostic tests and medications. We will be adding prenatal care, dental, mental and vision services. We are developing an extensive group of referral physicians such as, dermatologists and cardiologists.
For more information on how to volunteer or donate, please call Mario at 702-967-0531 or visit the website at www.vmsn.org

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