California CareForce will return to Sacramento to provide free medical, dental and vision services to those in need. All services are provided at no cost with no restrictions on who can receive them. Demand is expected to be high, so please follow the instructions set out below in the FAQs section.
FAQs About the Clinic
Where is the Clinic?
Enter Cal Expo through gate D. Free parking is available.
Public transport information can be found here.
When is the clinic?
The clinic is scheduled from Friday, October 22, 2019 through Sunday, October 24, 2019.
What services will be available?
Medical: Physical screenings and general exams
Dental: Dental screenings, x-rays, cleanings, fillings, extractions
Vision: Eye health exams, vision exams, and custom prescription glasses made on-site
What services will NOT be available?
Dental: partial dentures, deep cleanings, root canals, crowns, 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 4:00 PM on the evening proceeding each clinic day. You can only receive a wristband for the next clinic day. Wristbands for Friday will be distributed at 4:00 PM on Thursday; wristbands for Saturday will be distributed at 4:00 PM on Friday; and, wristbands for Sunday will be distributed at 4:00 PM on Saturday. Wristbands will be distributed between 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM each evening or until they’re gone — whichever comes first.
These wristbands cannot be transferred to another individual and 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 Friday or 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 — if we have any availability at all. 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.
Do all the members of my family need a wristband?
Yes. Anyone receiving service MUST have a wristband.
Can children receive services?
Yes. Children ages under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian throughout the process of them receiving services.
What if I need more than one service?
Our policy is to provide only one dental or vision service per patient per day in order to meet as much demand for them as possible. Most patients can receive a medical and dental or vision 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. However, you will have to wait until 4:00 PM to receive a wristband for the next day.
Do veterans get priority?
Yes. Priority entry to the clinic for veterans will be given throughout the weekend. Service will begin at 7:00 AM on each clinic day. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment. Veterans do NOT have to wait in line for a wristband the day beforehand. Veterans can receive services on the same day they visit the clinic. Please look for the “Veterans Line Starts Here” sign when you arrive.
You MUST bring a copy of your DD-214 or military, reserve or VA ID card and indicate you are a veteran to the volunteers. 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 immediate 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 insurance, income, employment, age, residency, or immigration status.
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.