If you ever needed an ultrasound exam aka sonogram to help your doctor confirm your diagnosis, then you probably know it can be costly, even if you have an insurance.
Now imagine if you could go to a clinic where you can get it done for free. Yes, you won't have to pay a penny! Whether you have insurance or you don’t!
UMI COMMUNITY IMAGING CLINIC provides free diagnostic and screening ultrasound exams to anybody who needs them, regardless of their immigration status or of their ability to pay.
A group of professional sonographers and educators launched the Clinic in 2018 out of an ultrasound lab at United Medical Institute, a small sonography school in Sacramento, Caif. Serving the community and advancing clinical education of sonography students has become the Clinic’s mission.
Sonography students and clinical externs run the Clinic under the supervision of Clinical Director and credentialed sonographer-volunteers. During 12 hours a week when its open, UMI Clinic sees between 10 to 15 patients a week, most of them are uninsured or underinsured. And the Clinic never asks for insurance.
The funds the Clinic receives help pay for radiologists who read the ultrasound images, for the ultrasound equipment and maintenance, and for limited professional clinical staff.
Help us grow the clinic so that it can serve more patients in need of vital diagnostic adn screening ultrasound. We appreciate your support!