By David Li, bostonese.com
Boston, June 9, 2014, –It was 16 years ago when I first came to know the Sharewood Project in the Fall of 1998. I gradated from a master’s program earlier that year, and was working part-time for Singtao Daily newspaper. I went to report the weekly clinic by Sharewood Project at the Church of All Nations in Boston Chinatown.
The Sharewood clinic was in this church back in 1998. It’s now in the First Church in Malden, Mass. (file photo).
I was without health insurance at the time. So, I did a regular checkup at the free clinic when I did the reporting. The program was just getting started back then. Sixteen years later, it’s still going strong.
According to its website, the Sharewood Project offers free, unscheduled health care to the medically underserved populations of the greater Boston area. Services include clinical, case management, laboratory, and other types of health care. All services are open to everyone, including the uninsured, and no appointment is necessary. This is almost exactly the same description it started with.
Sharewood project is run by volunteer medical students and physicians affiliated with Tufts University School of Medicine and Cambridge Health Alliance, with help from other health professional students and translators from Tufts University.
The address of Sharewood Clinic is below. The weekly clinic operates 6:00-8:00pm on Tuesdays.
The First Church in Malden
184 Pleasant St.
Malden, MA 02148
Phone: (781) 324-8991
For more details and up-to-date info about the Sharewood Project, please visit its website.