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Hundreds Get Free Medical, Dental Care in San Bernardino

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (KTLA) – Hundreds of people attended the “Care 4 the IE” free health fair on Sunday in San Bernardino.

Some even traveled from as far away as Northern California to attend the event at the National Orange Show Events Center.

The health fair provided medical care, dental treatment, eye exams and acupuncture for patients, all at no cost.

It was hosted by Molina Healthcare and Molina Medical in partnership with the Tzu Chi Medical Foundation.

Organizers expected to treat more than two thousand people during the three day event, which started Friday.

About 80 percent of those served were uninsured, organizers said.

The medical services were provided by doctors, nurses, dentists and dental assistants, who volunteered their time.

Some attendees were also given prescriptions on site and were referred to local clinics that could continue their care at low-cost or no-cost.

In addition to the medical and dental services, haircuts and snacks were offered.