California CareForce will be at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds on August 3 -4, 2019 to provide free medical, dental, and vision services to those in need. All services are provided at no cost and with no restrictions based on income, insurance, residency, employment or immigration status. Demand is expected to be high, so please follow the instructions set out in the FAQs section below.
FAQs About the Clinic
Where is the Clinic?
Silver Dollar Fairgrounds
2357 Fair St, Chico, CA 95928
When is the clinic?
Saturday, August 3, 2019 and Sunday, August 4, 2019
What services will be available?
Medical: General exams, physicals, and chiropractic
Dental: Dental screenings, x-rays, cleanings, fillings, and extractions
Vision: Eye health exams, vision exams, and custom prescription glasses made on-site
What services will NOT be available?
Dental: Deep cleanings, root canals, crowns, dentures, implants, or bridges
Is there any cost for these services?
No. All our services are free.
How do I receive service?
A limited number of wristbands guaranteeing next-day service will be distributed beginning at 9:30 am on the morning proceeding each clinic day. You can only receive a wristband for the next clinic day. Wristbands for Saturday will be distributed at 9:30 AM on Friday; and, wristbands for Sunday will be distributed at 9:30 AM on Saturday. Wristbands will be distributed starting at 9:30 am each morning or until they’re gone — whichever comes first.
These wristbands cannot be transferred to another individual. If the wristband has been cut, torn or altered, it may become invalid and service, or treatment, may not be given to the person in possession of the wristband. You cannot receive more than one wristband for each clinic day. You will be allocated a wristband which allows you to return at 6:30 AM, 8:30 AM or 10:30 AM on Saturday or to return at 6:30 AM or 8:30 AM on Sunday. We recommend requesting the wristband for the earliest available time on each clinic day.
You must arrive at the clinic the following day within an hour of the return time stated on your wristband to receive services.
We may also offer services to patients in a stand-by line on each clinic day. Being in the stand-by line does not guarantee service and availability is usually very limited. This line may not be first come first serve, but may depend on the services needed. (For example, if a patient is in need of an extraction and we have oral surgeons available, we may take that patient ahead of those in need of other services.) The services available will depend on the flow of patients who have received wristbands. The recommended way to receive services is to receive a wristband beforehand.
Veterans who have their DD-214, VA card or military ID or California driver’s license/ID cards that have the military designation, do not have to receive a wristband the day before seeking services. You will be given priority to the entrance of the clinic. Please arrive by 11:00 am to be admitted to the clinic that day.
Do all the members of my family need a wristband?
Yes. Anyone receiving service MUST have a wristband.
What if I need more than one service?
Our policy is to provide only one dental, or vision per day in order to meet as much demand for them as possible. Most patients can receive a medical and dental service or a vision and medical service in the same day. You are more than welcome to stand in line for a second wristband for dental or vision service the following day after you have received care the first day you visit the clinic. Once you finish services on the first day, you will want to immediately go to the wristband distribution line to receive a wristband for the next day. Due to the temperature in Chico, in August, wristband distribution will begin at 9:30 AM on Friday, August 2, 2019, and Saturday, August 3, 2019, until they are gone.
Do veterans get priority?
Yes. Veterans receive priority entrance to the clinic. Service will begin at 7:00 AM on each clinic day. Please arrive by 11:00 am to avoid disappointment. Veterans do NOT have to wait in line for a wristband the day before. Veterans can receive services on the same day they visit the clinic. Please look for the “Veterans Line Starts Here” sign when you arrive. Indicate that you are a veteran and bring a copy of your DD-214 or military, reserve or VA ID card or California driver’s license/ID card that has the military designation. Service is not limited to those with an honorable discharge status.
Active members and veterans of the U.S Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, National Guard, Reserve and their families will receive this service.
Are there any restrictions on who can receive service?
No. California CareForce does not have any restrictions on our services based on income, residency, immigration status, employment or any other restrictions.
Do I need insurance?
No. We will not check your insurance and having insurance does not make you ineligible to receive our services.
Do I need ID?
No. We do not require photo ID.
I think I need a tooth pulled, but I am currently taking a blood thinner. Is there anything I need to do before the clinic?
If you are currently prescribed a blood thinner and believe you may need an extraction, contact your physician prior to the clinic for instructions on how to manage, if necessary, your blood thinner. If you are regularly tested, please bring your most recent INR test result.
I received services at the clinic, but the doctor told me to come back tomorrow to receive additional treatment. Do I still need a wristband?
Yes. You need a wristband for each day you visit the clinic. If the doctor does not provide you with a golden (returning) wristband, you must stand in line to get another per the instructions above.