Description:Primary and specialty medical and dental services to uninsured, low-income residents. Who is Treated? Patients of our clinics are the working poor. They tend to earn just enough income to be ineligible for Medi-Cal coverage, yet do not receive health insurance through their employers and cannot afford to pay for “out-of-pocket” health insurance. Often these residents are forced to seek treatment at local emergency rooms and become saddled with medical bills that they are unable to pay. Samaritan House’s Free Medical Clinics fill this gap in healthcare access for the uninsured and save emergency room resources for emergencies. Professional Medical & Dental Volunteers Thanks to its innovative volunteer-based model of service, Samaritan House’s clinics are able to treat such a large number of patients with a very small paid staff. Almost all of the medical and dental doctors and assistants are volunteering their time free of charge. These individuals, either retired or currently practicing medicine and dentistry, want to serve their community in their limited spare time.
Public Transit:SAMTRANS stops within 2 blocks.
114 Fifth Avenue, Redwood City, CA 94063 37.468678 -122.207057 Human Services
- Disabled Restroom
Service Description:Provides free medical care to those in need. Offers basic medical exams for adults and tuberculosis screening. Assists the individual to access other services in the community. By appointment only, Project Smile provides a free dental exam, dental cleaning and oral hygiene instruction for children, age 3-12, of Samaritan House clients.
Eligibility:Low-income person without access to health care
How to Apply:Call for screening appointment. Medical visits are by appointment only.
Service Wait Estimate:Varies.
- East Palo Alto
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