CareNow, in partnership with Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and numerous health organizations, will be hosting the largest free clinic of its kind in the nation from Thursday to Sunday, October 20 to 23, 2011, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, at the Los Angeles Sports Arena located at 3939 S. Figueroa Street in Los Angeles.
CareNow LA will provide free medical, dental and vision services to the uninsured, underinsured and underserved in our community. They will also provide immunizations and screenings including mammograms and Pap smears. Extensive patient education and counseling will promote wellness, prevention and self-care among our most vulnerable population.
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.
Visit http://carenowusa.org/la/event.html for more information.
Please be advised that admission for patients is being managed by wristbands. You must have a wristband to be admitted to the clinic. The wristband is your ticket for entry. Wristbands are free and will be distributed in advance of the clinic to reduce waiting times and excessive crowds at the event itself. You can pick up a wristband at the Los Angeles Sports Arena on Monday, October 17. Distribution begins at 1 p.m., however, gates will open at 7 a.m. Wristbands will be given out first come, first served until all wristbands are gone. Only one wristband per person.