LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Free medical and dental services were offered Wednesday at the Los Angeles Convention Center for uninsured and under-insured residents.

The event will operate on a first-come, first-serve basis from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Thursday, and from 7 a.m. to noon on Friday.

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Thousands of healthcare professionals and volunteers took part in the no-cost clinic.

Residents who attended the event did not need to provide insurance or identification. No appointment was needed other than for major surgical procedures, which require pre-surgery visits.

Free on-site services included primary care visits, consultation by medical specialists including heart evaluation and gastroenterology, neurology, pulmonology, rheumatology and pediatrics, and women’s health services including pap smears and mammography.

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Specialists in podiatry, immunizations, root canals, pharmacy, eyeglass fittings, examinations and STD screenings were also available.

The event was organized by Your Best Pathway to Health, a service of Adventist-Laymen’s Services  Industries, in partnership with the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Adventist Health, Loma Linda University Health and other entities.

To schedule surgical procedures, patients should call (888) 447-2849.

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