HealthLinks at MUSC
HEALTHLINKS WILL BE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
Currently taking applications for the Fall semester that starts 9/15/13.
Two shifts are offered: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m.
HealthLinks Orientation is October 11, 2013
What is HealthLinks?
HealthLinks is an MUSC-initiated program that utilizes degree seeking student volunteers to assist patients with accessing resources in their local communities in order to promote overall patient health and well-being. You must be an undergraduate student in an accredited program of study and would like to volunteer for the HealthLinks program.
The program was started in response to the growing challenges faced by many MUSC patients and families as a result of economic hardships in recent years. In order for patients and their families to maintain optimal health, they must have access to the basics - adequate nutrition, clean and safe housing, access to education and job training, and appropriate childcare. HealthLinks volunteers work closely with patients and families to identify their needs, connect them with resources, and ensure appropriate follow up. The result is a prescription for long-term health maintenance in addition to short-term treatment.
Where is HealthLinks located?
The HealthLinks "help desk" is located on the first floor of the Adult Emergency Department in the Main Hospital. HealthLinks volunteers are on-site to assist patients from 11 AM until 5 PM, Monday through Friday. Selected volunteers will go to HealthLinks orientation that take place on October 11th. This orientation will include the general hospital orientation as well. HealthLinks volunteers will start on October 14, 2013.
What patients does HealthLinks currently serve?
HealthLinks is currently serving patients and their families seen in the MUSC Adult Emergency Department. HealthLinks is available to these patients regardless of income, insurance, or geographic location.
HealthLinks is currently seeking volunteers for the 2012-2013 Academic Calendar Year. Applications are available for volunteers enrolled in an accredited, degree-seeking, undergraduate program. Additionally, volunteers are required to commit to the same three-hour shift each week for the duration of a semester. All volunteers must apply and complete Hospital Orientation requirements prior to beginning their service as a HealthLinks volunteer. Volunteers will also receive training on locating and accessing local resources, state and federal benefit programs, and HealthLinks protocol and procedure by HealthLinks staff prior to their start date. For more information about this program, please contact:
Crystal Glover, HealthLinks Coordinator
843-792-1253 or Glovercl@musc.edu