The DEAC Clinic also provides telehealth appointments on a limited basis to serve those who are unable to come to the clinic in person. Current DEAC patients interested in a telehealth visit may call 336-716-3322.


DEAC is a student-run, free medical clinic that provides high-quality care to local underserved communities in and around Winston Salem. DEAC is fully accredited by the North Carolina Association of Free and Charitable Clinics and maintains 501(c)3 status.


Upcoming Event

A Night in the Quarter Due to rising cases of COVID-19 in the region, the DEAC Clinic event, A Night in the Quarter will be held virtually on March 4, 2022. 

How We Deliver Equal Access to Care

Our clinic is here to provide you with the holistic healthcare you deserve. Watch to discover how members of our community that are without insurance and ineligible for Medicaid can benefit from our student-run, physician-staffed clinic. 

Our Services and Community Impact

The DEAC Clinic provides long-term continuity of care including:

  • Routine office visits
  • Specialty clinics
    • Cardiology
    • Dermatology
    • Gynecology
    • Psychiatry
    • Pulmonology
  • Limited free lab work
  • Limited free medications dispensed
  • Referrals for social services
  • Mental health screening
  • Community wellness and prevention
  • Smoking cessation counseling program with peer support
  • Chronic disease education and medication management
  • Spanish interpretation services
  • Mobile screening with outreach to existing community resources

Accessing Our Services

If you are a current DEAC patient or are interested in becoming one, please call Care Plus DHP at 336-716-DEAC (3322) with any questions. Please note that DEAC is not a walk-in clinic.

About DEAC 

Mission

The mission of DEAC is to provide high quality, free health care to underserved individuals within the Piedmont-Triad area in a sustainable manner, while creating a unique service-oriented learning experience for the students of Wake Forest School of Medicine.

Vision

The vision of DEAC is to provide equal access to health care for those who would not otherwise receive treatment, while also striving to address social, economic and cultural determinants of health by bridging access to existing community resources, facilitating interpretation services and providing food and financial assistance.

History

DEAC is a student-run, free medical clinic that provides high-quality patient care to local underserved communities in and around Winston-Salem. DEAC is fully accredited by the North Carolina Association of Free and Charitable Clinics, the network of health care facilities that offer free and affordable health care throughout the state, and maintains a 501©3 status.

The concept of the student-run free health clinic was envisioned by a small group of medical students at Wake Forest School of Medicine in 2006. In 2008, DEAC held its first clinic.

In 2016, the clinic served more than 250 patients. This free clinic provides routine primary health care to the local underserved community, and specialty care and testing when needed. Students from Wake Forest medical, physician assistant, graduate and undergraduate programs work together under the supervision of volunteer licensed physicians, physician assistants and pharmacy residents.

Recently, students have been awarded grants for various health improvement initiatives implemented at DEAC, ranging from nutrition to smoking cessation. 

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.

Over the past year, 191 volunteers contributed more than 1,400 hours of service.

Support the DEAC Clinic

You can support the DEAC clinic and the work we do in a variety of ways. 

DEAC is registered under the 501(c)(3) of the Wake Forest School of Medicine umbrella: All donations are tax-deductible.

All proceeds are used to cover our yearly operating expenses, and any remainder is deposited in the DEAC Endowment to safeguard the longevity of our student-conceived, student-run free clinic.”

Sponsor 

Would your company or organization like to sponsor DEAC or one of our ongoing projects? Contact deac@wakehealth.edu to learn more.