Los Angeles News
Free Health Clinic In Los Angeles
By Cassie Day
Sep 27, 2012 - 3:35:09 PM

LOS ANGELES—Thousands are lining up for the four-day free health clinic provided by over 3,000 volunteer doctors, nurses, and medical workers at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, in Exposition Park. The event is intended to help aid those who do not have medical insurance in the community by offering free medical, dental, and vision assistance.

 

Around 4,800 people will receive treatment over the span of the four days. The health clinic also offers immunizations, mammograms, and pap smears. Volunteer doctors hope to do more than just give medication for pain, but to relieve the pain completely by treating the problem and meeting the needs of those less fortunate. If further work is needed, doctors will refer patients to other places of treatment.

 

As Los Angeles participates in the free health clinic for its fourth year, each station of the arena had to be expanded by twenty percent because of such great need. The greatest need is in dental care, specifically for children.

 

Thousands of people lined up Monday morning for the free wristbands that gain entrance to the clinic provided by Care Harbor. The event starts on Thursday and continues through to Sunday from 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
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