Get free medical and dental care at this temporary Phoenix 'mega clinic'

Published: Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 11:00am
Updated: Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 12:53pm

The Phoenix Convention Center will transform into a "mega clinic" for three days next month, offering free medical, dental and eye care to anyone who needs it. 

The first-come, first-served clinic will operate in the South Building from July 5-7 starting at 7 a.m. each day. 

Phoenix-based nonprofit Liberty and Health Alliance announced the event Monday in a press release. The group is still looking for clinic volunteers, including licensed health care professionals and support staff, and aims to provide nearly $10 million in free care to the community.

Services will include dental cleanings, fillings, tooth extractions, x-rays, well-woman exams, lab services, eye evaluations, free glasses and more.

“We’re excited to serve the Phoenix area in this way, helping people who are most in need of physical and mental healing,” said Dr. Lela Lewis, an obstetrician/gynecologist and president of Liberty and Health Alliance.

The alliance is a nonprofit founded by Seventh-day Adventist Christians which “exists to serve humanity through the promotion of medical freedom and the uncensored liberty to speak without recrimination," according its website.  

The group is also promoting a “True Liberty” conference at Phoenix Convention Center that is occurring at the same time as the clinic. Speakers at the conference include Dr. Peter McCullough, a Texas cardiologist who has promoted vaccine skepticism in numerous appearances on right-wing media.

In late May, McCullough spoke at a special committee at the Arizona Capitol about hospitals denying patients ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine — two drugs that have been widely debunked as COVID-19 treatments.

Both Lewis and McCullough spoke at the all-Republican committee, which hosted speakers known for embracing conspiracy theories and spreading misinformation about the virus. 

KJZZ’s Katherine Davis-Young contributed to this report.

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