The UCLA Oral Surgery Team at Care Harbor LA 2015
Every year since 2009, UCLA physicians, dentists and ophthalmologists provide mammograms, fill cavities, complete cancer screenings, screen patients for glaucoma and cataracts and perform other health exams at the annual Care Harbor free clinic in Los Angeles.
UCLA's Department of Family Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine coordinates the UCLA effort, including the Jules Stein Eye Institute, which in 2011 provided free surgery to 10 patients and screened about 500 eye patients at risk for eye diseases such as cataracts, diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration.
In 2011, the clinic, formerly called the CareNow Clinic, saw more than 3,500 patients over a four day period.
Care Harbor, a nonprofit organized in 2009, sponsors what it says are the largest free clinics in the country. These community-based events draw on local resources and volunteers, including hospitals, medical and dental schools, professional associations, community clinic networks and local healthcare agencies.
For more information go to www.careharbor.org