Saturday is the last day to snag a wristband for guaranteed service on Sunday at a clinic in Indio that offers free medical, dental and vision care for the uninsured and underinsured.
“The clinic will have 70 dental chairs, 20 medical exam rooms, and 10 vision lanes,” California CareForce organizers announced. “A vision lab will produce free prescription eyeglasses on-site. Dentistry will include X-rays, cleanings, fillings, and extractions in addition to partial dentures. Medical doctors will provide services ranging from consultation and diagnosis to minor medical procedures while nurses will staff triage areas and provide medical assistance.”
Individuals and families interested in the free services need no proof of insurance, employment, income, residency, immigration status or identification, organizers said. The free clinic will be stationed at the Riverside County Fairgrounds in Indio starting at 6:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.
A limited number of wristbands guaranteeing service on Sunday will be distributed at 4 p.m., according to the CareForce website. Wristbands may not be transferred to another individual and only one wristband will be given per person for each clinic day.
A stand-by line is also available Saturday and Sunday, according to the CareForce website. The stand-by line, however, does not guarantee service.
“There may be limited first come, first serve spots available on clinic days,” organizers said. ” Patients are eligible for rides to/from the clinic on SunLine Transit Agency’s fixed route bus service.”
Additional details regarding the free services and transportation will be provided to patients when they receive a wristband.
For more information, please visit www.californiacareforce.org/ .
>> Want to read more stories like this? Get our Free Daily Newsletters Here!Follow us: