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Unity Clinic


Unity Clinic was established in South Philadelphia in 2006 by the Augustinian Defenders of the Rights of the Poor (ADROP) with the assistance of the Villanova University M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing.

Unity Clinic is a nurse practitioner-run clinic that provides free care to uninsured patients.  Our clinician volunteers are a mix of nurse practitioners and physicians who volunteer at a minimum of once a month; at the most, weekly.  Currently, our clinic sessions are every Tuesday, from 5:00 to 9:00 pm.


Nursing and medical students are involved with nursing and medical faculty for learning experiences in primary care. There is a range of opportunities for students through their respective schools. Students have an opportuntity to participate in a primary care adult clinic and often have the experience of working with patients whose first language is not English. 


The majority of patients seen at the Unity Clinic currently are Indonesian.  We have a number of Indonesian interpreters who are a vital part of our team.


Clinical practice at Unity Clinic

If you are a nurse practitioner or physician clinician and wish to volunteer, please contact Karen McKenna, MSN, RN at

**All volunteers are asked to bring their own stethoscope.**

If you are a nursing facultyRN or nursing student volunteer, you will be involved in intake of patients before their clinician visit. You will also provide immunizations and have the opportunity to observe the clinicians providing care to patients. Before volunteering, be sure to read this information to be sure the opportunity is right for you!

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RN, faculty and student volunteers

Unity Clinic serves the community because of people like you! We need talented nursing faculty, RNs, and nursing students to volunteer. RNs must be licensed in Pennsylvania. 

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Fast facts

Location: South Philadelphia at 2130 South 21st Street, Philadelphia, PA 19145.

Clinic Hours: Tuesdays, 5:00-8:00 pm.
Volunteer Hours (faculty, RN, student): Tuesdays, 4:30-8:30 pm.

Parking: Parking is on-site and free.

Contact us

Interested in more information about Unity Clinic? Contact Karen McKenna, MSN, RN at