Thousands of uninsured and underinsured Angelenos are expected to receive free healthcare at the Los Angeles Sports Arena this week at CareNow LA's massive public clinic, but only those who line up for wristbands on Monday will be able to take advantage of the free clinics.
The wristbands will be given out today at 1pm at the Sports Arena, but CBS Los Angeles notes that about 1,000 people were already lined up at 6:30am in anticipation of the handout. Only 5,000 wristbands are available.
CareNow LA is accepting donations and is still looking for medical professionals to donate their time to this clinic. According to their site, primary care physicians are needed for every day of the clinic while more dentists and dental hygienists are needed for Thursday.
Where: The Los Angeles Sports Arena
3939 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90037
When: Clinic Hours are as follows:
Thursday, October 20 (7:00 am to 5:00 pm)
Friday, October 21 (7:00 am to 5:00 pm)
Saturday, October 22 (7:00 am to 5:00 pm)
Sunday, October 23 (7:00 am to 5:00 pm)
What: Free Medical Services will be offered for everyone who got a wristband on Monday. The services offered include:
Mental Health Counseling