California CareForce is a unique safety net provider focusing on positive health outcomes, that identifies and addresses patients' immediate health needs by providing emergency, restorative, and preventive dental, vision, and medical care to the underserved and at-risk. California CareForce was founded with the intent of filling the gaps in healthcare coverage to low-income and uninsured individuals. We work to increase the provision of quality affordable health services, remove barriers to healthcare, and to improve people's lives by removing the financial burden of healthcare services. Since 2011, our clinics have provided over $15.7 million worth of emergency, restorative and preventive medical, dental, vision, and health education services to 36,904 patients with the help of 17,506 licensed professional volunteers and community members at 26 clinic events.
California CareForce has developed a proven effective healthcare delivery model to underserved populations across California. This model consists of a volunteer corps of physicians, registered nurses, dentists, oral surgeons, hygienists, x-ray technicians, dental assistants, pharmacists, optometrists, ophthalmologists, vision lab technicians, interpreters, and general volunteers to run the clinics. This significantly reduces the overall expense of the clinics. California CareForce provides over $1 million worth of medical, dental, vision and health education equipment to establish the temporary free clinics. Services include: (1) Medical: Screening for hypertension, and glucose levels, general exams; (2) Dental: X-rays, hygiene, restorative (fillings), extractions; (3) Vision: eye health checks, vision exams, prescription eye glasses made on site (up to 250 pair of glasses made per day); (4) Health Education/Disease Awareness: diabetes and hypertension prevention and management, and oral health education; (5) Referral: By working with other community resources, we utilize the opportunity to connect patients to a healthcare home, in addition to other needed resources (food, education, social services, etc.)
With our infrastructure we are able to hold clinics with up to 70 dental stations, 20 medical stations, 10 vision exam lanes, as well as a vision lab that allows us to make prescription glasses on site. With enough professional and general volunteers we are capable of providing up to $300,000 in healthcare services per day.