INDIO — Coachella Valley Volunteers in Medicine is bringing COVID-19 testing to the medically underserved areas of the East Valley.

Testing will be held in Indio on Friday, June 5th and Saturday, June 6th, 2020, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Oasis School, Salon Multiusos, 88125 Avenue 74 in Thermal.

Providing free COVID-19 nucleic acid PCR testing with pharyngeal (throat) swab will help prevent the virus spread, estimate how many people may need medical intervention before they get very ill and assess the need for adequate face covers and other personal protective equipment.

“All of the residents of the East Valley must be included in our public health efforts as their work is imperative to a robust food chain for all Americans,” said Stewart B. Fleishman, Chair of the Coachella Valley Volunteers in Medicine Board of Directors.

Those administering the tests are Coachella Valley Volunteers in Medicine, Rep. Raul Ruiz, M.D., Vision y Compromiso – Coachella, College of the Desert, CR School of Medicine, and Cal State University Palm Desert School of Nursing

Coachella Valley Volunteers in Medicine (CVVIM)vis the only free health center prooviding healthcare to medically underserved Coachella Valley adult residents. The organization offers medical and dental services at no cost to adults in the Coachella Valley who have no insurance. As a community safety net, our Health Center treats the whole person by addressing chronic diseases (like high blood pressure, diabetes, arthritis), acute conditions (colds, flu), preventive medicine, diet, and emotional health. CVVIM is a member of Volunteers in Medicine, a national nonprofit alliance with more than 90 free clinics across the U.S., whose mission is to provide healthcare services in a compassionate, caring way to our neighbors in need.





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