In January of 2005, Elijah’s Promise with medical students from the Rutgers Medical School launched the Promise Clinic – a primary health clinic through which medical students in coordination with Elijah’s Promise staff provide primary care to uninsured patrons of the kitchen with limited access to health services.
Recognizing that the guests of our community soup kitchen bring many health concerns and challenges, Promise Clinic is a partnership with Rutgers Medical School and works with volunteer medical students to provide patrons of our community soup kitchen with health services to live healthier lives.
Every year through Promise Clinic we provide over 1000 primary care sessions and over 4000 health screenings and tests for clients of the Elijah’s Promise soup kitchen as well as the greater New Brunswick community. This partnership gives emerging doctors and medical professionals real-life medical experience while also providing critical health services to those who are homeless or simply cannot afford qualified medical care. Over the last 10 years the Clinic has demonstrated lasting results amongst our soup kitchen guests, decreasing their preventable usage of emergency room services dramatically.
Promise Clinic is built on a continuity of care model and provides basic health maintenance, screenings, medications, and laboratory work.
The clinic annually serves approximately 80 patients and provides primary care including: management of chronic medical conditions, acute illnesses, preventative medicine and social support.
This collaboration between Elijah’s Promise and Rutgers Medical School has provided guests of the kitchen with basic level of care that has reduced the need for emergency medical services.
Other services provided on-site include:
- HIV testing
- Chiropractic Care
- Skin Cancer
- Blood Sugar
- Blood Pressure
- Stroke Assessment Screenings
Eric B Chandler Health Center
277 George St
New Brunswick NJ 08901
Appointments are scheduled in advance during the following times:
Thursdays from 6:00-8:00 pm
Pre-Registration and Referrals are Required from the HEART Team:
Elijah’s Promise Soup Kitchen
18 Neilson St
New Brunswick NJ 08901
Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:00-8:00 pm
To Refer Patients, please contact the HEART Team at (732)545-9002 Ext. 119
When can you visit the Promise Clinic?
Here are the dates when you will find the Rutgers volunteer medical students at our community kitchen.