Connecticut C.A.R.E Free Healthcare Clinic in Hartford

Updating with a bit of video from Countdown on Dorgan, Dodd, the Senate supermajority and the Free Clinics:

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I was going to write about this after seeing it on MSNBC's Countdown with Keith Olbermann last night but someone beat me to it. Via Kirby at CtBob and coming to Hartford, CT, next month:

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.

Tessa at My Left Nutmeg says:

"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:


The Connecticut C.A.R.E Clinic will take place at the Connecticut Convention Center February 3, 2010  12:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.



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



VOLUNTEER GUIDELINES




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 ctclinc@freeclinics.us
 



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. 

 

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