Buddhist Charity to Sponsor Free One-Day Clinic in Fresno
The Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu-Chi Foundation, a worldwide charity organization, will hold a free medical clinic this Sunday in Fresno for uninsured and low-income individuals, the Fresno Bee reports. More than 20 health professionals will be present at the "Family Health Fair 2001," where consultations, acupuncture, dental cleaning and vision exams, as well as blood-sugar, cholesterol and HIV testing, will be offered. According to Grace Yang, a volunteer for the foundation, about 1,000 residents are expected to attend the clinic, at which school supplies, haircuts and clothing will also be available. The foundation is hopeful that the clinic "will become an annual event and eventually lead to a regular free clinic in Fresno," the Bee reports. The largest Tzu-Chi clinic in the United States, located in Alhambra, opened in 1993 and has served more than 40,000 patients (Fresno Bee, 8/15).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.