LOS ANGELES (AP) — Organizers of a 3-day free medical care clinic in Los Angeles will hand out wristbands in advance to avoid a crush of needy patients being turned away during the event.

CareNow will distribute the wristbands at the Los Angeles Sports Arena on Oct. 17 for the clinic, which will be held between Oct. 20 and 23.

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Parking opens at 7 a.m., and wristbands will be distributed starting at 1 p.m.

Organizers say they hope to avoid large crowds camping out by handing out numbered wristbands in advance.

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The clinic will provide free dental, medical and vision care to the uninsured and underserved.

Organizers say they will also provide follow up care after the event.

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