window.dataLayer = window.dataLayer || []; function gtag(){dataLayer.push(arguments);} gtag('js', new Date()); gtag('config', 'UA-97641742-42');

University of Kentucky Salvation Army Clinic

University of Kentucky Salvation Army Clinic
Serving Lexington Since 1986
By Meagan Schaeffner, MD, FACP, AAHIVS
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine Salvation Army Clinic (SAC) has been serving Lexington residents for free since 1986. The clinic is located in and treats residents of the Salvation Army women and children’s shelter. The clinic currently has twice weekly adult clinics, and monthly pediatric and ophthalmology clinics along with oral cancer screenings provided by ENT and free weekly tobacco cessation groups. We also help patient’s sign-up for insurance, get established with primary care and dental care, and connect them with other community resources. The clinic is fully run by medical students with the support of volunteer physicians, pharmacists, and pharmacy students. The mission of SAC is to allow students to get early clinical exposure by assuming a leadership role in improving the health and well-being of the underserved populations in Lexington and to increase awareness of the social determinants of health while providing free medical services. Without the service and leadership of our volunteers, we would not be able to operate the clinic. We are continuously recruiting physician volunteers. To learn more, please visit our website at If you are interested in helping out with any of our clinics, please reach out to