Care Harbor Provided Free Medical, Dental and Vision Services to More Than...

Care Harbor Provided Free Medical, Dental and Vision Services to More Than 3,000 Patients During Its Four-Day Clinic



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LOS ANGELES, Oct. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Care Harbor — a Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization that helps uninsured and underserved populations by organizing large-scale free urban health clinics — wrapped up its four-day clinic at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena thanks to 3,100 medical and general volunteers who donated their time to provide approximately 17,900 medical, dental, vision and other health care services to more than 3,000 patients.

Care Harbor by the Numbers
Once again, Care Harbor used an electronic health record system, hosted by zPaper, to capture patient data in real time through an iPhone app. The app not only assures accurate, HIPAA-compliant patient data, but also avoids expensive duplication of tests at follow-up facilities and makes detailed reporting and analysis of clinic results possible.

Patients
(Self-Identified)

Services Breakdown

Education/Enrollment
Provided by LADPSS)

Follow-up Care

2,126 Hispanics

Medical: 2,959

Number of patients who received health care and nutrition assistance program information/consultations:
2, 500

Number of patients who were connected to follow-up care (local clinics): 814

587 African Americans

Dental: 1,685

162 Caucasians

Vision: 1,268

88 Asian/Pacific Islander

Additional care*: 12,000**

11 American Indians

On-site enrollments: 261

68 Other

*includes acupuncture, immunizations, screenings and other services)
**as of 10/21 – totals are currently being calculated

º Medi-Cal – 110
º CalFresh – 151

Care Harbor thanks its partners and supporters including: L.A. Care Health Plan, the presenting sponsor; Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas; The Tzu Chi Medical Foundation; S. Mark Taper Foundation; Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena; UCLA Health System; University of Southern California; Salesforce, zPaper; Southside Coalition of Community Health Centers; Department of Public Health – County of Los Angeles; Los Angeles County Department of Health Services; VSP Vision Care; V.O.S.H. California; Cedars-Sinai Medical Center; Kaiser Permanente; Anthem Blue Cross; Marshall B. Ketchum University; Alcon Laboratories; Glidewell Laboratories; Metro; McCormick Ambulance; El Pollo Loco; AD+World Health; Wilshire Boulevard Temple; Care 1st; Los Angeles Dental Society Foundation; AltaMed; HealthNet; Jules Stein Eye Institute; Pearson Dental; Operation USA; Infotech; PRNewswire and the many other in-kind supporters who make this clinic possible.

About Care Harbor
Care Harbor brings help and hope to the uninsured and underserved in America’s urban centers. The organization works with local community resources and volunteers to produce free clinics providing comprehensive medical, dental, and vision care to individuals and families who are without access to the healthcare they need. There is no cost to the patient for the services provided. Clinics are staffed by professional and general volunteers, and supported by donations – both financial and in-kind – from local and national supporters. Don Manelli, President of Care Harbor, received the 2013 NBC4 Life Connected Award, which celebrates acts of community goodwill in Southern California. Manelli was also an Unsung Heroes of Los Angeles honoree and one of the California Endowment’s Health Happens Heroes. To learn more about Care Harbor and this year’s clinic, please visit CareHarbor.org, like us at Facebook.com/CareHarbor or follow us @CareHarbor.

Media Contact:
Liz Narrillos Roux| +1.323.202.1074
liz.narrillosroux@edelman.com

Care Harbor Provided Free Medical, Dental and Vision Services to More Than 3,000 Patients During Its Four-Day Clinic