Physician Volunteers

Welcome Physicians! We're happy that you're interested in teaching students and serving patients in need. Arbor Free Clinic is a student-run organization overseen by the Clinic’s medical directors. Arbor Clinic is open every Sunday from 8:30 AM - 2 PM. We accept about 15 patients per Sunday, our physicians arrive at the clinic at 8 AM and typically you should be done seeing your last patient by 3 PM. Arbor is a non-emergency acute care clinic, and there is no charge for any of the services or medications we provide. For those patients seeking a primary care physician, we try to refer them to free or subsidized care in their area.

We offer the following services: medical care for adults; physical exams; sexual health services including pap smears, STD, and pregnancy tests; medications; lab tests; monthly specialty clinics; and education and counseling in a friendly and supportive environment. We do not provide HIV testing or immunizations at the Sunday clinic.

Arbor carries basic physical examination equipment, equipment for lab sample collection, and many prescription drugs. Feel free to bring your own equipment, but we should have everything you will need.

As a volunteer, you will work with both preclinical and clinical medical students as well as undergraduates. Arbor is staffed with two to three physicians each Sunday. There is no minimum commitment. Please note that you need to be a California certified physician. If you are not Stanford faculty, you will also need to obtain volunteer clinic faculty status. Please contact us at arborclinic@stanford.edu if this pertains to you.

Requirements to be a physician volunteer:

You must be credentialed at one of the following hospitals/clinic systems and complete the short form at this link for verification.

  • Stanford Hospital and Clinics
  • Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
  • Palo Alto VA
  • Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
  • Kaiser Santa Clara
  • Menlo Clinic
  • Palo Alto Medical Foundation
  • Regional Medical Center of San Jose
  • Good Samaritan Hospital
  • San Mateo Medical Center
  • O'Connor Hospital

We look forward to seeing you at Arbor!