Free healthcare October

NEWS: Free Health Care in LA, Register October 6

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A patient receives life-changing health care at Care Harbor event. Photo, courtesy, Care Harbor.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is a great reminder to make those much-needed doctors’ appointments and to get ourselves checked.  But for those who may not have the resources to do so, there’s help coming to Los Angeles this month. 

Care Harbor is a 501(c)(3) charity that combines the talents and expertise of healthcare professionals, event organizers, and a network of volunteer professionals and support organizations.  Founded by former corporate event organizer and film production veteran Don Manelli, the first Care Harbor event was launched in 2010 (under the name CareNow)in conjunction with former First Lady Maria Shriver.  The events provide free medical, dental, vision, and mental health care to the uninsured, underinsured and underserved. The Care Harbor mission is to create new pathways to accessible, sustainable care.

Care Harbor also provides extensive wellness information and services.  Patients who have conditions needing follow-up care are connected to medical facilities for continuing care and to primary care enrollment after the clinic ends. The team seeks to collaborate with communities in order to provide all individuals with the opportunity to live healthy, productive lives.  Several Los Angeles County departments participate in the Care Harbor clinic; 1,000 patients will have the opportunity to free care each day for three days.

Patients must have a wristband to gain entrance to the event. The wristbands will be given out on the following dates:

  • Saturday, October 6 – Ted Watkins Park Fieldhouse – 1335 E. 103rd Street, LA – beginning at 10 am

  • Saturday, October 7 – Los Angeles Trade Tech College – 2115 South Grand Avenue, LA – beginning at 10 am

The clinic dates are October 13 through 15 (Saturday, Sunday and Monday).  For more information, please see the flyer below.

Care Harbor 2018 Flyer (English Spanish) Final