History of Outpatient Clinic
The outpatient clinic welcomed its first patients on the 17th of February, 1984. It was established pursuant to Decision No. 2 dated January 3, 1984 of Minsk City Executive Committee and Order No.3 dated January 3, 1984 “On the establishment of a health care institution” of the City Health Care Department with a view to providing health care services to the students of higher education institutions and specialized secondary schools.
A Student Health Care Department, branch of the 4th City Outpatient Clinic, worked on the territory of Belarusian Polytechnic Institute until 1984. Students of other education institutions were provided medical services in first aid rooms.
In 1984, the total number of students attending the outpatient clinic amounted to 75 000. Among them were the students of higher education institutions and specialized secondary schools, both residents of Minsk and nonresident students. The amount has increased up to 92 000 by 2004. To improve the quality of health care services, it was decided to provide medical services to Minsk resident students in local outpatient clinics (in accordance with Order No.13 dated January 5, 2005, “On the arrangement of the provision of health care services to students in the treatment and preventive care facility “the 33rd City Student Outpatient Clinic”” of the Health Care Committee of Minsk City Executive Committee)
The 33rd Minsk City Student Outpatient Clinic is the first and the only one outpatient clinic for students in the Republic of Belarus.
Since 2005, the nonresident students of 14 state and 11 private higher education institutions as well as the students of Minsk College of Economics and Finance, living in 71 hostels or flats, obtain medical services in the 33rd Minsk City Student Outpatient Clinic. Besides, the foreign citizens studying in Minsk education institutions may get paid health care services in the outpatient clinic.
The key objectives are to keep and improve the students’ health, arrangement of a range of treatment, preventive and rehabilitation activities aimed to decrease morbidity, prevent disability and mortality, promote a healthy lifestyle among the young, prepare male students for the military service, help the young people to become parents.
The core activities are:
- to ensure availability of high quality health care services and continuity of treatment and diagnostic procedures in accordance with clinical diagnostic and treatment protocols using inpatient replacement technologies and latest methods of diagnosis and treatment;
- to perform regular health examinations of teenagers, sportsmen, members of student teams, persons undertaking work placement in a hazardous or harmful working environment;
- to arrange such events and activities as antituberculosis activities, immunization, epidemiological events in education institutions;
- to follow-up patients with chronic conditions;
- to promote a healthy lifestyle and reproductive health among young people, to prevent addictions and sexually-transmitted infections.
We provide outpatient services and perform home visits (visit patients living in hostels).
The planned capacity of our outpatient clinic is 850 visits per shift.
The 33rd Minsk City Student Outpatient Clinic consists of:
- 4 Departments of Therapy;
- Department of Preventive Care;
- Women's health clinic;
- Department of Medical Rehabilitation, including physiotherapy rooms, exercise therapy and mechanotherapy gyms, hydrotherapy unit;
- Specialists’ rooms (Neurologist, Ophthalmologist, Otolaryngologist, Endocrinologist, Urologist, Infectious Disease Specialist);
- Clinical laboratory;
- X-Ray Department + Medical Ultrasound Unit;
- Function Test Room;
- Room where foreign students are accepted;
- Driver’s medical examination commission
There are 23 first aid rooms, where patients are examined and epidemiological events are performed, in the education establishments. There the students may get an urgent and emergency care.
Budgetary and non-budgetary funds are used to regularly purchase new equipment, including computers.
The one stop shop is available in our outpatient clinic. The staff undertakes training in customer orientation and consideration of complaints. We have an ethics committee. Our employees always participate in public, cultural and sporting events hold by the administration of the Soviet district of Minsk.