At the NAFC 1-day C.A.R.E. Clinic this past April, over $1 million in health care services was provided to more than 1,100 people in the Dallas area who struggle with access to affordable health care.
The clinic was held at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, where the massive hall was converted into the world’s largest doctor’s office for one day. Those who attended were able to receive a full range of medical tests, exams, additional medical services (including dermatology, vision screening, HIV testing, mammograms and more), connection to local services in their community and health education.
All of this was accomplished with the help of over 1,000 volunteers, which included 650 non-medical volunteers and 380 medical volunteers (including over 65 medical providers).
Over 47% of the patients that attended the clinic hadn’t been to a doctor in 3-5 years, while some hadn’t been in 10-20 years! More than 56% said that they normally would go to the Emergency Department for medical care. Similar to what is found in Free and Charitable Clinics throughout the country, Hypertension and Diabetes were the top diagnoses recorded.
For a full overview report of the Dallas C.A.R.E. Clinic, please CLICK HERE.
To view pictures from the Dallas C.A.R.E. Clinic, please CLICK HERE.
The C.A.R.E. Clinics are made possible through the help of our volunteers as well as the support of our sponsors, partners and donors. If you would like to help the NAFC continue these life-saving programs, please consider making a donation today and help as we continue building a healthy America, one person at a time!