August 11-18, 2009
3900 W. Manchester Blvd.
Inglewood, CA 90305
*How to Receive Treatment:*
All of our services are free and are provided by volunteers. The doctor is
free; the dentist is free; the eye doctor is free. Please arrive early,
bring a snack, and be prepared to wait. Your wait may be long; chairs will
be provided for your comfort.
DENTAL: Cleanings, fillings, extractions, and root canals. Everyone receives
a free dental exam. Pediatric dentistry is available.
VISION: Vision exam and free prescription glasses made onsite. (NOTE: May
not be able to make glasses for everyone.) Cataract surgery.
MEDICAL & WOMENâ€™S HEALTH: Mammograms and Pap smears; pediatric exams; adult
physicals & medical consults (including diabetes and hypertension);
chiropractors; acupuncture; blood lab work; chest X-rays; medication
assistance; and many other medical specialties available.
Services are provided by Remote Area Medical for the uninsured,
underinsured, unemployed, and those who cannot afford to pay. Services are
provided by volunteer doctors, nurses, dentists, dental hygeinists, dental
assistants, ophthalmologists, optometrists, opticians, and other trained
health professionals from the State of California.
On August 11th through August 18th,* **Remote Area Medical* will provide free
medical, dental, and vision care to thousands of needy individuals in the
Los Angeles area. The event is being planned and will be operated by* **Remote
Area Medical*, an all volunteer 501(c)(3) charity providing free care to
uninsured, underinsured and indigent individuals throughout the United
Free care will be provided to anyone who needs it, without cost of any kind
to the patient, the taxpayer or the government.Â There is no income test, no
insurance requirement, no restriction of any kind. Medical and non-medical
personnel will all be volunteers; supplies and equipment will be donated or
provided by RAM.
The free clinic will be held at the Forum in Inglewood, and will treat an
estimated 1,200 people a day, possibly more.Â The Forum is being made
available through the generosity of the Faithful Central Bible Church,
owners of the facility.
We expect there to be 100 dental stations, 45 medical exam rooms, 25 eye exam
stations. Dentistry will include cleanings, extractions, fillings,
restorative procedures and root canals.Â Prescription eye glasses will be
ground and fitted on-site. Minor dermatological and other medical procedures
will be performed. Pediatricians and pediatric dentists will be present.
Follow-up care will be arranged for those who need it, with most referrals
to private sector practices and facilities. There will be a strong emphasis
on education, prevention and self-care. Mammography, pap smears, chest
x-rays, diabetes screening, blood pressure screening, and other services
will be provided. Healthcare foundations and agencies will be invited to
distribute patient education materials.
They are also accepting volunteers, medical and nonmedical, click on the website for more information and forward this to nonprofit groups and people who may need these services. Free root canals, that is unheard of, but so awesome that RAM is doing this!!