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
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