This spring, Ross College in Sylvania, Ohio was proud to lend a hand to the Mildred Bayer Clinic for the Homeless, collecting approximately 100 travel toiletries and 50 pairs of jeans to donate. Mildred Bayer Clinic is a state of the art clinic that prides themselves on treating their homeless patients with the level of respect and technologies that their paying clinic patients receive. They also offer fresh clothing and showers with every visit as well as an in house medical, optical and dental clinic.
According to their website, “The Mildred Bayer Clinic for the Homeless began in 1984 through the vision and compassion of Mrs. Mildred Bayer and Dr. Raymond Borer, who established a free medical clinic at a local homeless shelter twice a week using donated medical equipment.” Later, in 2000, in order to increase their reach and impact, the clinic joined forces with the Neighborhood Health Association. Recently they moved into a brand new facility, Nexus Health Care. Since their start, they have continuously expanded the variety of services they offer thanks in large part to volunteer healthcare professionals. Some of the services they offer include blood sugar and blood pressure checks, flu shots, physicals, pharmacy services, dental and vision care, and more.
It meant a lot to the staff, faculty, and students at Ross to be a part of helping this often overlooked population in their community. As future healthcare professionals, Ross students are passionate about offering medical and social services to the homeless and struggling. One of the current students was particularly moved by the opportunity and shared, “I am happy to be able to finally find a way to give back to the community that helped me through a very difficult time in my life.” Many other members of the Ross team echoed those sentiments, recognizing that in certain seasons of life everyone needs someone to look out for them and give them a helping hand.