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Coyote Clinic

In 2006, a handful of our students responded to a call to serve by creating a medical clinic to help those in need.

Student doctor volunteers from the Sanford School of Medicine perform a focused history and physical exam and present the case to practicing physician volunteers who oversee the students' work. Junior medical students are paired with senior students to enhance learning and expose younger students to patient care early in their medical careers. The clinic is operated by a steering committee of elected second, third and fourth-year medical students.

Mission Statement

To enhance the well-being of the Sioux Falls community by providing high-quality, free health care to uninsured individuals while instilling the values of kindness and service in USD SSOM medical students.


Most of the services provided by a traditional primary care clinic can be accessed at the Coyote Clinic. Prescription assistance, basic laboratory testing and free flu shots are available. We are also highly respected by the Hispanic community and have access to interpreters as needed.

Availability and Location

The Coyote Clinic offers appointments the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month from 5:30-7 p.m. Patients may call (605) 322-6800 to make an appointment. Walk-ins are also welcome before 7 p.m.

We are located in the Avera Medical Group Health Care Clinic at 300 N. Dakota Avenue, Suite 117 in downtown Sioux Falls.

Special Projects and Events

We hold an annual flu shot drive in the fall at the Banquet in downtown Sioux Falls and are a member of the Society for Student-Run Free Clinics.

Join Us

We elect six first-year medical students to our Steering Committee each year. Students are appointed to the Committee in March of their first year and they remain on the Committee until graduation. A Volunteer Coordinator from our organization will present to each class prior to application distribution to highlight the responsibilities of the position. You are also always welcome to contact us at the email address provided below with questions.

Contact Us

Students and local organizations interested in learning more about the Coyote Clinic or the Steering Committee can email or find us on Facebook.