Free community heath care clinic in Sacramento may be canceled


WALTER: TIME IS RUNNING OUT.>>WE NEED $150,000 TO PUT ON A
CLINIC ITSELF. WALTER: IN JUST TWO WEEKS, A
FREE CLINIC AT CAL EXPO MAY BE
CALLED OFF.>>EVERY YEAR, WE HAVE BEEN ABLE
TO PROVIDE FREE HEALTH CARE, NO
QUESTIONS ASKED. WALTER: HUNDREDS OF NORTHERN
CALIFORNIANS RECEIVE FREE
GENTLE, VISION, AND MEDICAL —
DENTAL, VISION, AND MEDICAL
CARE.>>WE SET UP 70 UNTIL CHAIRS, A
FULL VISION LAB, ALL OF THE
EQUIPMENT THAT MAKES
PRESCRIPTION GLASSES ON SITE,
BUT WE HAD TO RENT ALL THE
DRAPES THAT GO ON, PAY FOR SECURITY, RESERVE THE
FAIRGROUNDS NOT JUST THE TWO
CLINIC DAYS BUT THERE’S TWO DAYS
OF SETTING UP THE ENTIRE THING
AND A WHOLE DAY OF TAKING IT
DOWN. WALTER: THEY ALSO PROVIDE ALL
THE DOCTORS, NURSES, AND HEALTH
CARE PROFESSIONALS. THE CLINIC PROVIDES $650,000 IN
FREE HEALTH CARE SERVICES. IT COSTS THEM $150,000 TO PUT ON
THE EVENT. RIGHT NOW, THEY ARE $75,000
SHORT.>>WE ARE JUST NOT SEEING BIGGER
SPONSORSHIP COMING IN. WALTER: THEY HELD ANOTHER FREE
HEALTH CLINIC IN CHICO FOR
PEOPLE AFFECTED BY THE CAMP
FIRE.>>WE PROVIDED OVER $600,000
WORTH OF HEALTH CARE. 45% OF THE PEOPLE THAT WE SAW
THERE WERE DIRECTLY IMPACTED BY
THE FIRES. WALTER: SHE SAYS AT THAT HEALTH
CLINIC, CHICO RAISED THE
MAJORITY OF THE FUNDS TO PUT IT
ON, BUT THEY HAVE NOT SEEN THE
SAME KIND OF SUPPORT FROM
SACRAMENTO. ALTA MCCULLOUGH, KCRA 3 NEWS. BRIAN: — WALTER

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