Dental care is one of the most sought-after treatments during the free clinic sponsored by Liberty and Health Alliance July 5-7 at the Phoenix Convention Center. Full dental evaluations include X-rays, cleanings, fillings and extractions. (Photo by Evelin Ruelas/Cronkite News)
The Phoenix Convention Center is the site of a free health clinic that’s open to the public from July 5-7. (Photo by Evelin Ruelas/Cronkite News)
The mobile medical unit has two small rooms where surgeries are performed during a free clinic at the Phoenix Convention Center. Both rooms are equipped with medical tools needed to perform surgeries. (Photo by Evelin Ruelas/Cronkite News)
Surgical care is one of the many services Liberty and Health Alliance is providing at a free clinic open to the public at the Phoenix Convention Center. Private rooms are located within a mobile unit where patients can be treated. (Photo by Evelin Ruelas/Cronkite News)
In addition to offering medical care, the clinic inside the Phoenix Convention Center provides free clothing, pharmacy and laboratory services and food. (Photo by Evelin Ruelas/Cronkite News)
PHOENIX – Liberty Health and Alliance is hosting a three-day free medical clinic through Friday at the Phoenix Convention Center. It’s the second year for the “mega clinic,” where a variety of services are being offered. They include back-to-school physicals; heart, lung and bone evaluations; full dental checks; pharmacy and laboratory services; vision care with free glasses; well-woman tests, and surgeries under local anesthesia for ailments such as carpal tunnel.
“Anyone can come to this temporary mobile hospital for help with whatever they need” on a first-come, first-served basis, said Dr. Lela Lewis, president and CEO of Liberty and Health Alliance, a Phoenix nonprofit ministry founded by the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The clinic is open 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. to noon Friday. They expect to serve 2,000 patients throughout the three days.
David Vegay, a patient who attended the clinic, said he felt privileged to get the medical care he normally could not afford.
(Video by Alexandria Cullen