LA Residents who may be uninsured or under-insured can get the medical help they need - even surgery - next week. (April 27-29)
Free medical and dental services will be available next week at the Los Angeles Convention Center for uninsured and under-insured residents.
Thousands of healthcare professionals and volunteers will take part in the no-cost clinic, offering services on a first-come, first-served basis from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 27 and 28, and from 7 a.m. to noon April 29.
No insurance and no identification are required, and no appointment is necessary, other than for major surgical procedures, which require pre-surgery visits.
Free on-site services will 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.
To schedule surgical procedures, patients are asked to call (888) 447- 2849 as soon as possible.
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.