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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A free medical care clinic is open in the city center. It’s open until Sunday at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
The clinic opened at 6 a.m. Everyone is welcome.
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The clinic is sponsored by an organization called “Remote Area Medical”. The Philadelphia Sheriff’s Office also helps. They offer medical, dental and vision care.
Services are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
Remote Area Medical is a volunteer-run organization based in Tennessee, but they offer these clinics nationwide. Since their inception in 1985, they say they have served over 800,000 people and provided over $175 million in free services.
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For those looking for services, registration is at 7th and Vine streets, and you could be here for the long haul.
“Be prepared to stay until you receive your services, so be sure to bring food and water,” said clinic coordinator Kim Faulkinbury. “If you’re on medication make sure you bring it and make sure you bring something to do because it’s going to be a wait. But everything is free.
“Our goal is to change people’s lives and help as many people as possible,” she added.
If you come to the clinic, you do not need any ID or insurance. They say they will be there on Saturday until everyone is served.
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The clinic is also held on Sunday.