Uninsured to receive free medical care

CHARLOTTE – The National Association of Free Clinics will hold a one-day free medical clinic for uninsured Charlotte residents on Tuesday, Dec. 7.

The organization, in conjunction with the N.C. Association of Free Clinics, will hold the C.A.R.E. (Communities Are Responding Everyday) Clinic at the Charlotte Convention Center, 501 S. College St., from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 7.

This clinic is being made possible through support from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina employees will volunteer at the clinic.

“All types of volunteers are needed to participate in this one-day, life-altering event,” Nicole Lamoureux, the national clinic association’s executive director, said in a news release. “A few hundred doctors and other medical providers, as well as several hundred other volunteers, are expected to participate in the clinic, providing care for all types of medical issues at no cost to participants.  If more people, especially medical professionals, volunteer their time for this clinic, the number of patients that can be seen that day increases as well.”

Both medical and non-medical volunteers are needed to participate in the clinic on the day of the event and to help with setup on Monday, Dec. 6.

Medical volunteers needed include medical doctors, nurse practitioners, dentists, physician’s assistants, registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses, emergency medical technicians and licensed clinical social workers. Non-medical volunteers are needed to help with documentation, logistical support, patient intake and translation, and to greet and escort.

Information on the event and how to volunteer is available at www.freeclinics.us.

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