Volunteer, Casey Community Outreach: Wallace Medical Concern

When
Saturday, July 20, 8:15 a.m to 5 p.m.
July 20, 2019
Add to Calendar 2019-07-20 08:15:00 2019-07-20 17:00:00 Volunteer, Casey Community Outreach: Wallace Medical Concern America/Los_Angeles public
Where
124 NE 181st Ave, Ste 103
Portland
,
OR
97230
Contact Information

45.5228828, -122.4765532

Volunteer with the Casey Eye Institute (Casey) Community Outreach Team!

Through the generous support of our program donors and with the dedicated service of the Casey Community Outreach Volunteer Team, we will be partnering with Wallace Medical Concern to provide free eye screenings to adult community members who are low income and/or underinsured.

About Wallace Medical Concern:

Our mission is to provide an open door to exceptional health services and connections that support individuals and their families in healthy living.

Over 30 years ago, a physician named James Reuler persuaded a handful of other doctors to join him in making medical visits to uninsured homeless and low-income residents of downtown Portland. Dr. Reuler named this fledgling organization The Wallace Medical Concern in memory of his patient Edwin B. Wallace, whose bequest helped to fund the group’s early expenses.

Mr. Wallace was a maker of hand-crafted fishing rods. In his honor, Dr. Reuler carried his medical supplies to patient visits in a fishing tackle box. Together he and a growing team of volunteer medical professionals worked hard to meet the most urgent needs of vulnerable women and men who had no other access to health care.

As the years passed, more and more people with great need started calling East Multnomah County home. Wallace moved with them, opening an urgent care clinic in Gresham and bringing a mobile medical clinic to locations throughout the area.

In 2011 we began to offer our patients ongoing primary care with a regular family doctor. Today we are a full-service medical “home base” for individuals and families, with multi-cultural staff who partner fully with patients to improve their health.

Dr. Reuler founded Wallace in the belief that everyone deserves high-quality health care, regardless of circumstances. He was committed to meeting this need, one person at a time.

That hasn’t changed.

Community members seeking an eye exam

Please contact Wallace Medical Concern directly to learn more about scheduling an appointment (*Please note, the community hosting agency may be unable to schedule individuals outside their geographical service area, or those that are not currently receiving services from their agency).

How to request a community vision screening event hosted by your agency

For agencies interested in becoming a Casey Community Outreach Partner, please email caseyoutreach@ohsu.edu to learn more about hosting a vision screening clinic for your community.

Volunteer sign up

Lunch will be provided! 

Provider volunteer registration

Please email caseyoutreach@ohsu.edu directly to sign-up to volunteer if you are an ophthalmologists or optometrist.

Volunteer registration (if you are not a doctor)

Complete the form below and we will contact you with event details.

First time volunteering? Please contact caseyoutreach@ohsu.edu for more information.

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