No joke! If you lost your job and health insurance you may be able to get free basic health care through Walgreens’ Take Care Clinics. The drugstore is offering free care through 2009 to existing patients who can prove they lost their jobs and health insurance on April 2, 2009 or later.
“People must have gone to the retail clinic for treatment of some acute condition – sinus infection, strep throat, urinary tract infection – before becoming unemployed to be eligible for free health services,” says a story in the Columbus Dispatch. “Spouses and other dependents are eligible for free services, too.”
There are Take Care Clinics in 32 cities across the country. None in LA, unfortunately. Find out more about the free health care, including eligibility.