Grand opening held for medical/dental clinic at Bethesda Mission for LionCare

Penn State College of Medicine medical students were on-hand when Harrisburg’s Bethesda Mission introduced its new medical and dental clinics to the community with a grand opening on Monday, June 30. Bethesda Mission is a homeless shelter in Harrisburg that serves the greater Harrisburg area and is also home to LionCare, Penn State Hershey’s student-run clinic, advised by Dr. George Henning, Department of Family and Community Medicine. Dr. Edward Bollard, Internal Medicine, is LionCare’s founding director and was recognized at the event.

With the help of more than 200 generous individual donors and businesses, clinics are located in a brand new facility with greater resources for guests at the mission. LionCare regularly holds clinics for women’s health, neurology, psychiatry, orthopaedics, dermatology, ophthalmology and general care at the facility, none of which would be possible without the Penn State Hershey physicians who regularly volunteer their time to see patients and teach students.

LionCare is a student-run organization with a board of first- and second-year medical students from the College of Medicine. Students sign up to volunteer on a weekly basis and look forward to the valuable clinical experience and opportunity to serve the community. Most clinics run on Thursday evenings. For an updated schedule, visit

Physicians and residents interested in volunteering and teaching at LionCare, should visit

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Last Updated July 16, 2014