Approximately 1,350 medical, dental and vision services were provided to Inland Empire residents at the 4th annual Care 4 a Healthy I.E. The two day health clinic hosted by Molina Healthcare and Tzu Chi Medical Foundation was held on August 15th and 16th at the National Orange Show Events Center in San Bernardino and received an attendance of more than 2,000 people.
“We are happy to continue to provide access to health care services for those who need it most,” said Richard Chambers, president of Molina Healthcare of California. “Care 4 a Healthy IE goes beyond a weekend of free services; it’s an event where we identify health conditions for the first time and refer patients for follow-up care so over time we can improve the health of our communities.”
In order to provide the medical, dental and vision care for the event, hundreds of health care professionals including dentists, physicians, medical assistants, nursing students from Concorde, Cal Baptist and other volunteers helped staff the event. The Tzu Chi Medical Foundation set up portable dental stations and performed dental cleanings and extractions. Another mobile unit provided vision screenings and offered 60 pairs of new glasses to those who showed a need.
Care 4 a Healthy I.E. also offered a community portion on Saturday where more than 60 local agencies provided health resources as well as fun and entertainment for children. Organizations participating in the event were Salon Success, which provided free haircuts to more than 120 individuals and The Molina Foundation, which provided nearly 4,000 books to event attendees.