The California CareForce 2014 Clinic held in Indio, CA in April was a success. California CareForce, and Goldenvoice along with CALAOMS, and all of the professional and non-professional volunteers, were able to provide 8,802 much needed services to 1,964 patients, for a total value of services provided estimated at $907,447 dollars. All services were free to Patients as well as no Federal, State or Local tax dollar was used for this Clinic.
The breakdown of the clinic is as follows:
All of this is made possible by the dedicated volunteers who donate their time and resources to these clinics, and to whom we are extremely grateful!
We are still looking for donations to help us with the expansion of our operation. We are in the process of purchasing all the equipment to allow us to do 6 to 10 large mobile free clinics per year. Our goal is to be able to open a large temporary free clinic in a community to assist with the tremendous backlog most community clinics have. We are not replacing local free clinics, just helping with their backlog.
To give some idea what it costs us to build this infrastructure note the following.
1) To purchase the equipment for one vision exam lane costs around $5,000.
2) It costs us $6 for the materials to make a single pair of prescription glasses.
3) It costs around $13,000 for the equipment, dental instruments, compressed air system, portable dental chair, sterilization equipment for the instruments and miscellaneous custom made parts to have a functional single dental station.
4) The operational costs for each patient at each clinic, which covers medical/dental/vision consumables, food, space costs, tables, chairs, medical gloves, drugs and so on is around $22 per patient. This varies quite a bit depending on the location.
If you would care to help us with any of these costs please consider a tax deductible donation to California CareForce. Click here for information on donations.
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