For the 9th consecutive year, residents and volunteers gathered at Concorde College in Garden Grove for the Central County Health Expo. The 5-hour event hosted by Senator Janet Nguyen, the Central County Foundation, Illumination Foundation, Serve the People and Lestonnac Free Clinic served hundreds of residents who accessed free comprehensive vision, dental and medical services. In addition to receiving on-site care, residents also learned about health care related legislation being considered by the California State Legislature.

“Our number one goal in hosting this event is to provide residents with quality, compassionate, comprehensive health care,” said Senator Janet Nguyen. “Beyond this, we pride ourselves in being attentive to the needs of the community and that is why we expanded vision services this year.”

The 9th Annual Central County Health Expo featured vision services (vision exams, screenings for ocular pathological conditions, prescription eyeglasses and non-prescription reading glasses), dental services (fillings, extractions, and cleanings) and medical services (vitals assessments, physician evaluations, prescriptions, lab work, body mass index, glucose, mammograms and acupuncture). Residents were also connected with a medical home where they can meet their ongoing medical needs.

 

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