Free medical services begin today
Sports Arena to become a huge clinic
Thousands of people lined up outside the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena this week to get wristbands for admission to a free clinic that will offer medical services for people without health insurance for four days beginning today.
The CareNow/L.A. mobile clinic is intended to provide dental, medical and vision health services to the uninsured and underserved.
The goal this year is to serve about 1,200 people each day. More than 800 doctors, dentists and other medical professionals are volunteering their time and effort, according to CareNow.
The clinics will run from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on each of the days through Sunday.
CareNow is a nonprofit organization formed by the local organizers and healthcare professionals who helped produce three previous events that provided free care to thousands of uninsured and underserved people in the region.
The organization will provide follow-up care for those who need it after the event ends.
Last year’s clinic, also at the Sports Arena, treated an estimated 6,000 people. More than 14,000 people were treated two years ago when the Forum in Inglewood was transformed for eight days into a multiservice health facility. The value of the care provided at that clinic was estimated to be $2.8 million.
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LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Thousands of people without medical insurance lined up outside Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena today to obtain admission wristbands for a four-day free health clinic scheduled at the venue later this week.
The clinic is expected to provide free medical, dental and vision care for as many as 4,800 uninsured people between Thursday and Sunday, according to the event sponsor, Care Harbor. The clinic will run from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Wristbands will be distributed today for admission to a free clinic at the Los Angeles Sports Arena in Exposition Park, where people without health insurance will be seen from Thursday through Oct. 23.
The four daylong CareNow/L.A. mobile clinics are intended to provide free dental, medical and vision health services to the uninsured and underserved.
The goal this year is to serve about 1,200 people each day. More than 800 doctors, dentists and other medical professionals are volunteering their time and effort, CareNow said.
CareNow is a nonprofit organization formed to bring help and hope to the uninsured and underserved in America’s urban communities. The organization works with local community resources and volunteers to produce free clinics providing comprehensive medical, dental, and vision care to individuals and families who are without access to the healthcare they need. There is no cost for the services provided. Clinics are staffed by professional and general volunteers, and supported by donations—both financial and in-kind—from local and national supporters.
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