C.A.R.E. stands for “Communities Are Responding Everyday”
C.A.R.E. Clinics are held to highlight the work done everyday in Free and Charitable Clinics across the country to provide access to health care to the nation's medically underserved.
The clinics are designed to turn convention centers or arena floors into the world’s largest doctor’s office for a day. On average, each clinic has over 60 patient exam rooms, testing centers, mental health services, and vision and dental examinations. Each clinic has an average of 900 volunteers, medical and non-medical, and treats an average of 1,000 patients in the eight-hour time frame.
The first C.A.R.E Clinic was held in Houston in September 2009. Since then the NAFC has held additional clinics in New Orleans (four times), LA; Kansas City, MO (twice); Little Rock, AR; Hartford, CT; Atlanta, GA; Charlotte, NC; Washington D.C., Tacoma, WA, Madison, WI and Dallas, TX (twice) for a total of 16 C.A.R.E. Clinics that provided free quality medical care to over 18,600 uninsured people with the help of over 17,000 volunteers. These clinics also connect uninsured people to the many resources available to them in their area, including local Free and Charitable Clinics as well as other safety net providers.
These events have been documented by the Dr. Oz Show, Good Morning America, CNN, MSNBC, NBC Nightly News and ABC World News, PARADE Magazine, and additional international, national and local area news outlets.
Dallas C.A.R.E. Clinic - April 9, 2016
The NAFC, in conjunction with the Texas Association of Charitable Clinics, held a one-day free health clinic for the Dallas area’s medically underserved at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center on Saturday, April 9, 2016. Over 1,100 patients and over 1,000 volunteers attended the clinic.
For a full overview report of Dallas C.A.R.E. Clinic, please CLICK HERE.
To view pictures from the Dallas C.A.R.E. Clinic, please CLICK HERE.
C.A.R.E. Clinic Videos
For a closer look at the NAFC C.A.R.E. Clinic, please visit the following websites for a few related videos:
Video with Photo Montage of C.A.R.E. Clinics: http://www.youtube.com/user/FreeClinics#p/a/u/2/bswCtWiJxQI
Kansas City C.A.R.E. Clinic: http://youtu.be/E2IXpiecI9Q
Charlotte NC C.A.R.E. Clinic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYCcH7fbWnU
Interested in Having a C.A.R.E. Clinic in Your City?
If you are interested in having a C.A.R.E. Clinic in your city or simply want to learn more about the C.A.R.E. Clinic events, please review the following documents - a C.A.R.E. clinic overview, a basic logistics overview of what to consider when planning an event like this, a C.A.R.E. Clinic Application, and a sponsorship application:
C.A.R.E. Clinic Overview - CLICK HERE
Logistics Overview - CLICK HERE
C.A.R.E. Clinic Application - CLICK HERE
C.A.R.E. Clinic Sponsorship Opportunities - CLICK HERE
FAQs Document - CLICK HERE