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In keeping with CWRU’s commitment to give back to the community, the Doc Opera variety show is, first and foremost, a fundraising event. Our primary mission is to raise money to provide quality healthcare and related services free of charge to those who lack the appropriate alternatives. Our secondary mission is to provide a venue for creative expression and interprofessionalism among the medical community and health professional students of Cleveland. Due to increasing popularity, attendance in recent years has reached over 1,000 guests per show, enabling us to donate tens of thousands of dollars to Circle Health Services and the Student Run Health Clinic each year.  Doc Opera is a non-profit organization that relies on area businesses to help us defray the costs of production and to contribute to the annual donation we make to the Free Clinic. We are grateful for the donations and support we have received from many diverse businesses in various neighborhoods throughout the Cleveland area.


This year Circle Health Services: The People's Clinic is celebrating 47 years of providing high quality medical, dental, mental health and substance abuse treatment services to thousands of low-income, medically underserved individuals. Circle Health Services: The People's Clinic also provides specialized care to adolescents, HIV/AIDS patients and, most recently, has added pediatric services. Originally serving only uninsured people, today, Circle Health Services: The People's Clinic welcomes patients regardless of health insurance and works with individuals and families to help them understand and take advantage of their  coverage options. Circle Health Services: The People's Clinic also continues its long tradition of advocating for policies that promote greater access for the underserved and improved community-wide health outcomes.  Established as a hotline in 1970 by a group of people concerned about the health and welfare of young adults, it quickly shifted to a clinic serving the health needs of the community. Since its founding, Circle Health Services: The People's Clinic has grown from a small clinic based in a rented house to one occupying a 34,000 square foot building with more than 60 employees and over 500 active volunteers. The facility, located in University Circle, is equipped with 18 exam rooms, 5 dental chairs, 3 group therapy rooms, a modern laboratory, and an expanded pharmacy. 

The Student-Run Health Clinic is an inter-professional student organization founded and operated by the students from the following schools at Case Western Reserve University: the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine in its University program and Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine Program, the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, and the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. Our organization operates a free, bi-monthly, acute-care medical clinic that is staffed and operated entirely by CWRU graduate students and volunteer practitioners. The clinic, which is housed within the facilities of the Free Medical Clinic of Greater Cleveland, provides free health-care and counseling to underserved populations within the Cleveland community, while fostering unique collaborative, teaching, and learning experiences between future medical professionals. To learn more, please visit: srfc.case.edu