To follow-up our story on the CareNowUSA free health clinic in Los Angeles, the free health clinic has opened and more than 1,000 people who had lined up for the wristbands showed up for the first day of the massive clinic being held at the Los Angeles Sports Arena.
Through Sunday, CareNow LA will provide free medical, dental and vision services to the uninsured, underinsured and underserved in our community. CareNow LA will also provide immunizations and screenings including mammograms and Pap smears. Extensive patient education and counseling will promote wellness, prevention and self-care among Los Angeles’ most vulnerable population.
Dr. Mehmet Oz of TV’s The Doctor Oz Show” has also been consulting at the clinic. “I am honored to be a part of this CareNow Clinic, which provides medical care to people who need it the most,” said Mehmet Oz, M.D. “Making sure that we provide medical care for everyone who needs it should be top of mind for our nation, and I am proud to work among CareNow and their partners to make this happen in Los Angeles.”
CareNow LA will provide follow-up care for those who need further medical attention beyond the event.. Local clinics and healthcare centers have volunteered to provide medical homes for these patients and will have representatives on site to accept referrals. This is a community wide effort – L.A. helping its own. In the past two years, three massive free clinics brought desperately needed care to uninsured and underinsured individuals and families in Southern California. The clinics were front page, network news around the world. Together, these events served 15,330 patients, providing free care valued at more than $7.1 million.
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