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Free Health Care Fair Serves Hundreds of Uninsured In Thermal

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More than seven hundred medically uninsured people from throughout the Coachella Valley attended the Flying Doctors Health Fair in Thermal Saturday.

The annual event offers people who lack medical insurance the opportunity to seek medical, dental, vision and variety of other services for free.

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Some arrived at Desert Mirage High School hours before the event began.

The Flying Doctors, who volunteer their time to treat those without medical insurance, started coming to the Coachella Valley beginning in 1995, although the organization was created in the 1970's.

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Attendees say the lines can be long, but it is worth the wait for free medical services. Of all the services provided at the event, dental care was the most sought after.

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