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Free health care clinics fill gaps in Bay Area
San Francisco Chronicle

Chris Joslyn arrived in San Francisco four months ago in a van. He brought his son Christopher, 6, and daughter Charley, 2, and little else.

Anxious to find a place to live and a way to support the kids, the 27-year-old who lost his job repairing foreclosed homes on the East Coast hadn’t made health care a priority for his family – until Wednesday.

Joslyn rushed his children from a homeless shelter in the Tenderloin to a free health clinic that was set up in the Mission to see needy patients for two days.