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Free health care this week in S.F., Oakland
San Francisco Chronicle

More than 600 volunteer doctors, dentists and other medical professionals will operate free health clinics in San Francisco and Oakland on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for people who can’t afford care.

The event is called Bridges to Health, and organizers expect to help as many as 3,000 people who either have no health insurance or can’t afford the co-payments for procedures. Dentists plan to do everything from root canals to fillings, and services by the rest of the crews will include eyeglass fittings, pediatric care and X-rays.