Pop-Up Health Clinics Fill a Void in Care - Nonprofits use volunteers to allow patients to see a doctor or dentist—even if it’s only for a day

Nicole Lamoureux needs about 1,200 volunteers to help complete her mission: transforming a Dallas convention center into what she calls “the largest doctor’s office in the world—for the one day it’s open.”

This temporary mega-doctor’s office—a pop-up clinic, if you will—is part of a growing trend representing an increasingly important piece of the medical safety net in the U.S. Such clinics, staged by nonprofits and funded mostly by individual donors, are an opportunity for doctors to care for patients without worrying about insurance, and for those patients to see a doctor they wouldn’t otherwise get to see. At the biggest events, some of which are held over several days, thousands of patients can be seen by doctors, free of charge...

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The Wall Street Journal
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