UCLA to hold community health fair in Wilmington on Saturday
On Saturday, the Wilmington Recreation Center will be transformed into a massive healthcare facility where anyone can go to receive free medical and dental care.
Medical students and trained professionals will be on hand to administer free vaccines, blood tests and dental exams. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Wilmington Recreation Center, 325 Neptune Avenue.
The UCLA Department of Family Medicine sponsors the event, aimed at serving those lacking access to affordable healthcare and those without medical insurance. The fair also gives the students, many of whom are preparing for a career in the health field, a chance to learn how to practice family medicine.
Last week, the community health fair at Gardena High School drew more than 250 people.
Elberth Pineda, a first-year medical student, described the work as rewarding.
"It's amazing to see how many people came out," he said.
-- Angel Jennings