California CareForce, a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to providing free health, dental, and vision services to residents all over California, will be returning to the Riverside County Fairgrounds for its 5th annual Coachella Valley Clinic Friday, March 31st; Saturday, April 1st; and Sunday, April 2nd. The clinic operates through a volunteer-based workforce and is expected to provide care for an anticipated 900 people per day.
The healthcare clinic will have 70 dental stations, 20 medical exam rooms and 10 vision lanes. The following services will be offered:
Medical: Physicals, general medical exams, inoculations, blood pressure testing, glucose testing and HIV testing (dependent on availability).
Dental: Oral exams, cleanings, x-rays, extractions and dental care education.
Vision: Eye exams, vision exams, prescriptions, reading and prescription glasses (up to 250 eye glasses made on site per day).
The clinic will be distributing wristbands for next-day services from 4pm-7pm on Thursday, March 30th; 4pm-7pm on Friday, March 31st; and 4pm-7pm on Saturday, April 1st at the Riverside County Fairgrounds. Those wishing to receive services should enter on Arabia Street and follow all signs for “wristbands.” Wristbands are limited and given on a first come, first served basis.
Wristbands are only available for services the following day. Services will begin at 6am on each clinic morning. Those who get advanced wristbands should arrive at the fairgrounds 30 minutes before their timed wristband. Every person wishing to receive services must obtain a wristband, including children. Each patient may only receive one service per day. For those unable to receive a wristband, the Clinic will offer limited first come, first served appointments on each clinic day beginning at 6am.
Volunteers are still needed in the following categories: Oral Surgeons • Dentists • Hygienists • Dental Assistants • Dental X-RAY Techs • Ophthalmologists • Optometrist • Opticians • Ophthalmic Techs • Doctors • Nurses • LVN’s/LPN’s • EMT’s • Acupuncturists • Chiropractors. In addition to in-state volunteers, out-of-state medical practitioners with valid, current, and active licenses are also able to participate. To register, go to CaliforniaCareForce.org.
California CareForce will not restrict access to care based on immigration status, employment status, income or residency. The Clinic does not require any ID or any personal information to receive services. This is an independent non-profit organization, and Clinic patients’ information will not be shared with any outside agency or organization. All services are confidential. All services are free of charge.
For registration instructions, go to californiacareforce.org/patients/coachella-clinic.