Thousands of people are again expected at the Los

Angeles Convention Center today for the third and final day of a three-day

health clinic offering free medical and dental services for uninsured and under-

insured residents. Thousands of healthcare professionals and volunteers are taking part in

the no-cost clinic, offering services on a first-come, first-served basis. The

clinic will be held again from 7 a.m. to noon today.

Event organizers said 2,559 patients were treated during the first day

of the clinic Wednesday, with about 4,200 health-care professionals providing

services valued at more than $30 million.

No insurance or identification is required, and no appointment is

necessary, other than for major surgical procedures, which required pre-surgery

visits. Patients will be treated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Free on-site services include primary care visits, women’s health

services including pap smears and mammography, consultation by medical

specialists including heart evaluation, as well as gastroenterology, neurology,

pulmonology, rheumatology and pediatrics.

Specialists in podiatry, immunizations, root canals, pharmacy, eyeglass

fittings and examinations, and STD screenings will also be on hand.

Los Angeles residents can obtain more information at

www.YourBestPathwayToHealth.org.

The event — co-sponsored by the Los Angeles County Department of Health

Services — is organized by Your Best Pathway to Health, a service of

Adventist-Laymen’s Services Industries, in partnership with the Seventh-day

Adventist Church, Adventist Health, Loma Linda University Health and other

entities.