Occupy Medical plans to train Coos Bay and Florence volunteers

Occupy Medical plans to train volunteers to perform free medical care along the coast. (SBG photo)

EUGENE, Ore. – Every Sunday, the free health care clinic Occupy Medical parks in downtown Eugene to treat patients. But, at the end of August, Occupy Medial plans to visit Coos Bay for a special training clinic for people in Coos Bay and Florence.

The team is based on the Health Care for All model which aims to provide basic health care to everyone for free.

Each year, Occupy Medical picks a different area of Oregon to travel to so they can teach others medical skills in hopes of passing on their message to others.

“And really the only way we're going to get healthcare for all is by showing people what it looks like to give help because help is deserved, so, not how much you can afford,” said Sue Sierra-Lupe, Occupy Medical Clinic manager.

Occupy Medial is raising money for the trip and asking for donations like granola bars and basic medical supplies like gauze and ibuprofen.

They’ll arrive in Coos Bay on August 28 at the Nancy Deveraux Center.

The Coos Bay clinic is temporary. Occupy Medical will continue to set up each Sunday in downtown Eugene.

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