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Delivering Equal Access to Care: DEAC

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The DEAC Clinic is a student-run & physician-staffed free clinic.

Clinic is held every Wednesday evening from 6 to 9 PM at the Community Care Center on New Walkertown Road, which is 4 miles from the Bowman Gray Campus of Wake Forest Baptist Health.

Get directions to the Community Care Center

Our Mission

  • Address the long-term, primary care health needs of our local, underserved communities.
  • Create a service-oriented, learning experience for students to hone their clinical skills.

Our Patients

DEAC is a free clinic for those who cannot afford health insurance and do not qualify for government assistance.

All patients are financially screened, and must have a household income of <200% of the federal poverty line, which in 2013 is <$47,100 / family of 4.

How to become a patient at DEAC.

Our Services

The DEAC Clinic goes beyond most other student-run clinics by providing long-term continuity of care including:

  • Routine office visits
  • Specialty clinics:
    • Cardiology
    • Pulmonology
    • Rheumatology
    • Dermatology
    • Psychiatry
  • Blood work on-site and outside labwork
  • Free medications on-site
  • Social services
  • Mental health and STI screening
  • Community wellness and prevention
  • Smoking cessation counseling and free nicotine replacement
  • Interpretation services

Our History

A small group of medical students conceived the notion of a student-run free clinic at Wake Forest School of Medicine in 2006.

The goals in creating DEAC were to fill a health care gap in the local community, to provide hands-on learning in a clinical setting, and to foster a culture which values providing health care to underserved populations.

In 2008, DEAC held its first clinic. In 2009 we held our first fundraising Gala, and in 2012 we began the first of our Specialty Nights.

Our Leadership

Clinic Volunteers

  • MSI - IV, MDs, PAs: Volunteer at the DEAC clinics

Resource Pool

  • MS I - IV : Volunteer for DEAC outside the clinics

Floor Managers

  • MS II - IV: Serve as managers during clinics

Advisory Board

  • MS II - IV, PA1-2, Faculty, and Community Members
  • Student Advisory Board positions include: Fundraising, Public Relations, PA Liaison, Finance, Volunteer Recruitment & Coordination, Outcomes & Quality Improvement, Operations, and DEAC Co-Directors.

View the current Leadership Roster.

If you are interested in learning more or signing up to volunteer as a physician proctor or a student, please email

Thank you so much for your time. We hope to see you at the DEAC Clinic soon! 


Quick Reference

MD Program
Student Admissions

Phone 336-716-4264
Fax 336-716-9593

Mon - Fri; 9 am to 4 pm


Bowman Gray Center for Medical Education, 1st Floor, 475 Vine St.

Mailing Address

Office of MD Admissions
Wake Forest School of Medicine
PO Box 573183
Winston Salem, NC 27157

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