PT HEART is a student-led pro-bono clinic committed to providing physical therapy services and health education to the uninsured and under-insured of Genesee County. The clinic was established in January 2012. The clinic seeks to create an environment of health and learning for all who enter through its doors by providing excellent care through evidence based intervention, patient centered services, patient care and education, and collaboration between patients, students, and practitioners.
PT Heart affiliates with U of M-Flint DPT program, UM-Flint's Innovation Incubator, and operates out of the North End Soup Kitchen (NESK). NESK is an ideal location to reach out to underinsured or uninsured individuals. It already has an established relationship with the community and is close to the University of Michigan-Flint campus. We are sponsored by the Physical Therapy department and we collaborate with clinicians and other individuals of the community. Please contact us for further information.
Students from the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program and students from the Health Education program collaborate on this student-led initiative. We provide a free health screen available to anyone that includes blood pressure, heart rate, height, weight and body mass index. Health education students can educate clients on health related topics and provide information on other resources available in the community. Physical therapy services are provided by the DPT students under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist.