Free dental, vision, hearing clinic reaches capacity
PITTSBURGH — For the second day in a row, a free dental, vision and hearing clinic in Pittsburgh has reached capacity.
Organizers of the Mission of Mercy event at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center sent out an update at 2:30 p.m., saying 1,520 patients received care or will receive care between Friday and Saturday. Organizers decided to close the doors to the clinic to allow dentists and clinicians to treat hundreds of patients still waiting for treatment. Last year, the clinic treated 1,465 patients.
The clinic also reached capacity on Friday.
Anyone who wasn’t seen because of capacity limits, or those who need follow-up care, are being referred to other agencies, like the Catholic Charities Free Healthcare Center.