Connecticut C.A.R.E Free Healthcare Clinic in Hartford
A bit of video from Countdown on Dorgan, Dodd, the Senate supermajority and the Free Clinics:
Volunteer Feb 3 PLEASE!
The National Association of Free Clinics is bringing a free clinic to the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford on Wednesday Feb 3 from noon to 7pm. Volunteers are needed -- licensed health professionals, people who can help set up the evening before, those who can assist with registration, escorting patients and just about anything else you can think of. Sign up here.
Keith Olbermann has been diligently working on setting up these free clinics with NAFC and raising money in states in which senators have fought health reform. I have been hoping we would have one here to show Joe LIEberman that there are people who need this help right here in the Nutmeg state.
"They need Doctors, Dentists, Psychologists, Translators, nice people to register patients, strong people to set up the examination areas, etc.etc."
If you don't have time to make it to one of their clinics to help out, please consider donating to The National Association of Free Clinics towards supporting both their advocacy and free clinics. More volunteer info from their site below the fold:
Our commitment is to all of the patients and the last patient may not leave the building until 8 p.m. Therefore volunteer shifts run until 8:00 p.m.
The deadline for Volunteer Registration is February 1, 2010
ORIENTATION will be held on Wednesday February 3rd at the Connecticut Convention Center. Orientation will be held in group sessions during the first 30 minutes of your shift therefore prompt arrival is necessary. Orientation is mandatory.
Pre-registration for volunteers is strongly advised. We cannot guarantee a volunteer opportunity as either a health care professional or support person if you have not preregistered.
Volunteers cannot be seen as patients.
You are required to CHECK IN at the volunteer registration upon arrival.
Verification of community service hours worked will be provided upon request.
T-Shirts and name badges will be provided to all volunteers; these must be worn during the event.
Food and drinks will be provided for all volunteers.
Casual, modest attire is recommended (scrubs, capris, etc.) Comfortable shoes are a must. Please no short/belly tops, strapless tops/dress or short tops with bare midriffs.
No smoking or pets at this event
Parking and directions information will be provided when you receive your follow-up communication from NAFC
FOR CLINICAL VOLUNTEERS ONLY
OUT OF STATE MEDICAL VOLUNTEERS-IF YOU ARE NOT A LICENSED PROVIDER IN THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT, PLEASE CONTACT THE CONNECTICUT MEDICAL BOARD FOR LICENSURE INFORMATION.
Licensed Professionals (M.D.,R.N., N.P., P.A. etc.) Bring proof of your professional licensure if you have not preregistered. It is recommended you fax your a copy of your licensure or your license to 866-875-3827 or you may scan and email to email@example.com
Bring your own diagnostic equipment (such as otoscope/ophthalmoscope, phoropter, stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, etc) as these instruments are available only in limited quantity. If you have a favorite instrument, please bring it with you.
Basic supplies will be available (gloves, hand sanitizer, etc).
If you have prescriptive authority, please bring your own tamper-proof prescription pads.