BR Love Heals Free Clinic set for this weekend; Dentists, healthcare providers needed
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The Annual Baton Rouge Love Heals Free Clinic is making its way to the Raising Cane’s River Center this weekend.
It will take place on Saturday, April 15 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, April 16 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Dentists and other healthcare providers are being asked to consider participating.
The goal of the annual event is to provide quality medical care to underserved communities in the Baton Rouge area. In the past, more than 1,400 residents have received help during the free clinic.
Officials said the clinic is made possible by Baton Rouge Advancing Health Literacy, Better Vision Better Hope, Louisiana Healthcare Connections, AmeriHealth Caritas, Entergy, Healthy BR, and East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome.
Mayor Broome’s office and East Baton Rouge Parish dedicated $117,568 to make the clinic a reality.
Volunteers will need to sign waivers covered under the Love Heals Free Clinic’s malpractice and insurance policy.
To learn more about volunteering, click here.
The event will include approximately 35 dental and exam chairs, several mobile x-ray machines, and other ancillary equipment needed to serve approximately 400 patients daily.
Initially, all patients undergo a brief wellness exam where a nurse will review their health history, measure blood pressure and blood glucose, and review their list of medications. The patient will then be directed to the area of greatest need and primary service.
Patients will be connected to community resources for future care or services.
Standard patient services offered include the following but can be expanded based on community support.
- Prescription Eye
- Wellness Exams
- Diabetes Screenings and Education
- Blood Pressure Screenings
- Illness Diagnosis and minor treatments
- Health Promotion and education
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