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A photo of a patient receiving treatment at the SCU Health Tent Event

SCU Health announces free Chiropractic Care Clinics, Ayurveda Services, and Health Fairs

WHITTIER, CA. – (Nov. 15, 2022) — Southern Californians can receive free chiropractic care at an upcoming SCU Health Tent Event community outreach clinic in Whittier; free Ayurveda services in Bell Gardens and Whittier; free flu shots and health screenings for seniors in La Habra; and a wide range of free healthcare services in Santa Ana.

A photo of a patient receiving treatment at the SCU Health Tent EventFREE CHIROPRACTIC SERVICES – WHITTIER

SCU Health offers free Tent Event outreach clinics in a continuing effort to serve the community with integrative healthcare services, increase the awareness of integrative healthcare benefits, and provide students with patient treatment and clinical experience.

The Tent Event will be held on the campus of Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCU), at the Sports Medicine Clinic inside Building T, across from the University Health Center. The SCU campus address is 16200 Amber Valley Drive Whittier, CA 90604. Free parking is available in Parking Lot #1. A campus map is available for viewing.

The following date and times are available for free chiropractic services:

  • Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022 from 1–4 p.m.

No appointments are necessary, and patients will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis. Masks will be required as the Tent Event is an extension of the University Health Center, which is a healthcare facility. 

The following free chiropractic healthcare services will be offered: 

  • Chiropractic consultations and treatments. Treatment is based on the consultation and varies according to the needs of each patient.

Licensed faculty clinicians supervise the chiropractic treating students, and the care patients receive. SCU students receive course credit for volunteering but can also volunteer solely to practice.

SCU Health Tent Events are free and open to the public, although a donation of $5 – $25 is suggested. All patient donations will benefit La Habra’s non-profit Meals on Wheels, which provides home-delivered meals for anyone unable to prepare or obtain adequate meals, regardless of race, religion, sex, age, or ability to pay. 

SCU Health Tent Events currently do not receive any outside or donor support. For those interested in funding or supporting SCU Health Tent Events, please visit SCU’s Give Now page, and select the “SCU Health Tent Event” designation, or contact Dr. Melissa Nagare, DC, L.Ac, CCSP, Chief Clinical Officer, SCU Health System, at melissanagare@scuhs.edu, or at (562) 902-3386. 

A photo of a patient receiving treatment at the SCU Health Tent EventFREE AYURVEDA SERVICES – BELL GARDENS & WHITTIER

SCU Health free Ayurveda services, in partnership with SPIRITT Family Services will be held at two locations, on the following dates:

The following free Ayurveda healthcare services will be offered:

  • Ayurvedic consultation, health promotion plans, including diet, lifestyle and herbal recommendations, yoga, and selected Ayurvedic therapies (hot oil massage). The SCU Ayurveda team will be offering these traditional Ayurveda services personalized to your body needs and to achieve whole-person health through holistic, natural approaches. Patients may follow-up with full appointments in the SCU Health Clinic.

Clinical faculty supervise the Ayurveda students, and the care patients receive. SCU students receive course credit for volunteering.

A photo of a patient getting blood pressure checked at the SCU Health Tent EventFREE SENIOR HEALTH AND WELLNESS FAIR – LA HABRA

SCU will be participating in providing free healthcare services for the La Habra Senior Week Health and Wellness Fair. The event is free for adults age 55+ and caregivers. The Health and Wellness Fair will be held at the La Habra Community Center, located at 101 W La Habra Blvd, La Habra, California 90631.

The Senior Health and Wellness Fair will be held on the following date and times:

  • Friday, Nov. 18, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.

The following free health services will be offered: 

  • Flu Shots (Adults)
  • Health screenings
  • Information consultations about services for seniors and caregivers

For more information, visit lahabra.gov/, or call (562) 383-4200.

A photo of a patient receiving a healthcare consultation at an SCU Health Tent EventFREE HEALTH SCREENINGS – SANTA ANA

The SCU Healing Hands for Humanity (H3) will be joining Vietnamese Community Health (VCH) at UCLA, supported by the City of Santa Ana, in hosing a free Health Fair at the Delhi Center, located at 505 E Central Avenue, Santa Ana, California 92707. The Delhi Center is located on the corner of E. Central Avenue and S. Halladay Streets.

The VCH Health Fair will be held on the following date and times:

  • Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022 from 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

No appointments are necessary, and patients will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis. Masks will be required as the event will be a healthcare setting.

The following free health screening services will be offered: 

  • Bone Density Screenings
  • Chiropractic Service
  • Cholesterol Screenings (for best results, it is recommended to fast for 8-10 hours prior)
  • Dental Care
  • Doctor Consultations
  • Flu Shots (Children & Adults)
  • Glucose Screenings (for best results, it is recommended to fast for 8-10 hours prior)
  • Hemoglobin Screenings
  • Mental Health Consultations
  • Vision Screenings
  • Women’s Health Consultations
  • Free prizes including pedometers, and more

 

SCU H3 is a humanitarian organization involving SCU students, Doctors of Chiropractic and Licensed Acupuncturists and provides free healthcare to underserved populations with a focus on chiropractic care and acupuncture. Under the supervision of licensed chiropractors and acupuncturists, clinical students provide physical exams, nutritional advice, injury rehabilitation, massage therapy, pain management, chiropractic manipulation and acupuncture treatments to those in need.

For more information on the free VCH Health Fair, please call (714) 702-5539.

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