LA Convention Center hosts free 3-day medical/dental clinic for uninsured

- Free medical and dental services will be available beginning Wednesday 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. today and Thursday, and from 7 a.m. to noon Friday.

No insurance or identification is required, and no appointment is necessary, other than for major surgical procedures, which required 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.

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.

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