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Phone Lines are Open to Schedule Appointments for Free Health Care Clinic Event in Kansas City, Missouri

KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 18, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kansas City area residents without access to health care are urged to call 1-800-340-1301 and register as soon as possible to schedule an appointment at the one-day free health clinic event on April 18, 2015.

The clinic will be held at the Bartle Hall Kansas City Convention Center, 301 West 13th Street, on Saturday, April 18th in Kansas City, Missouri. Patient appointments will be available between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Patients are encouraged to call 1-800-340-1301 today to schedule an appointment.

"There is still a great need for access to health care in Missouri," Nicole Lamoureux, CEO of the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC), said. "This one-day free clinic event will provide those who are uninsured and underserved the opportunity to receive preventive, primary medical and dental care and to be connected to the area's safety-net providers."

The NAFC will sponsor the Clinic in Kansas City. The clinic will offer basic medical care (including medical exams, diabetes tests, cholesterol tests, EKGs, pregnancy tests, HIV testing, kidney disease testing and more), dental care (extractions only), 3 free months of medication, health education, connection to follow up care and on-site insurance navigators.

Both medical and non-medical volunteers are needed and are encouraged to register now to work at the clinic. Additional information on the clinic, as well on registering to volunteer, is available at: www.NAFC2015KCCARE.com.

About the Organization:

The National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics is the only nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is solely focused on the issues and needs of more than 1,200 Free and Charitable Clinics and the people they serve in the United States.

Founded in 2001 and headquartered near Washington, D.C., the NAFC is an effective advocate for the issues and concerns of Free and Charitable Clinics, their volunteer workforce of doctors, dentists, nurses, therapists, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, technicians and other health care professionals, as well as the patients served by Free and Charitable Clinics in communities throughout the nation. For more information, go to: www.nafcclinics.org.

CONTACT: Noah Zachary 646-381-9093 Kerry Thompson National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics 703-647-7427

Source:National Association of Free Clinics