News Los Angeles, CA, US: Megaclinic Seeks to Assist 10,000 People

By Andrew McChesney, news editor, courtesy Adventist Review

Dr. Lela Lewis, president of the ASI-affiliated organization, told Adventist Church leaders gathered for Annual Council business meetings this weekend that the services of the Los Angeles free clinic would expand from the usual wide range of dental and medical services, haircuts, and free suits to include legal services.

“We are looking for lawyers because we will offer legal services for the first time,” Lewis said.

In all, Lewis is seeking 3,000 to 3,500 doctors, nurses, dentists, dental assistants, massage therapists, hairstylists, lawyers, and other volunteers to assist what she hopes will be a record turnout of 10,000 people over three days.

The megaclinic will be held from April 27 to 29 with the support of four area Adventist hospitals: the Loma Linda University Medical Center, Glendale Adventist Medical Center, White Memorial Medical Center, and Simi Valley Hospital.

The previous record for turnout was set last April when Your Best Pathway to Health cared for nearly 6,200 people over three days at San Antonio’s Alamodome stadium. Free clinics also have been held in San Francisco and Oakland, California, in April 2014, and in Spokane, Washington, in August 2015.

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