What you need to know
California CareForce offers medical, dental and vision services at no cost. We do not require proof of insurance, employment, income, ID or immigration status. Everybody is entitled to services. Services are on a first come first serve basis. Appointments cannot be made in advance. In some cases, wristbands for admittance will be distributed the evening before each clinic day. For details, visit the specific clinic page.
What to bring: Please bring food and water,
As you can see, it may be a very long day for you and/or your family, and your comfort is your responsibility. Therefore, we suggest the following: You should bring some food and beverages*. This could consist of breakfast, lunch, snacks, and water. Wear comfortable clothing. It may be cold at 3:30 am so dress warmly. We advise bringing chairs for waiting in line in the morning hours. Once inside, there will be designated waiting areas with seats.
*Please bring food that will not adversely impact your blood sugar level or your blood pressure. High blood sugar, or high blood pressure levels may prevent us from providing you treatment at the clinic.
Bring items to relieve boredom: Reading material or other form of portable entertainment, for small children consider bringing a small toy (California CareForce is not responsible for lost or stolen items.)
What Not To Bring: THE PRESENCE OF ALCOHOL, ILLEGAL DRUGS, OR FIREARMS WILL RESULT IN THE DENIAL OF SERVICE.
Services Provided FREE to Adults and Children by Volunteer Health Care Professionals
DENTAL: Cleanings, Fillings, Extractions
EYE CARE: Complete Dilated Eye Exams, Glaucoma Testing, Diabetic Retinopathy Screening, and Prescription Glasses*.
Want to save time? Bring your current eye glass prescription (within one year) to avoid the wait for an eye exam at California CareForce. We may not be able to make glasses for everybody due to volume of patients!
*The complexity of your prescription may prevent us form making you a pair of eye glasses. You may have the option to have a pair for near and distance vision glasses made or you may take your prescription obtained at our clinic and have them filled at a low cost optometry center such as Walmart, at your own expense.
MEDICAL: General Medicine, Physicals.