Clinic dates set for free health services program

Free health, dental and vision care will be offered to Maui County residents in early June through the “Tropic Care” program which is a collaboration among the county, U.S. military and the state Department of Health.

The clinic times, dates and locations follow:

* Iao Intermediate School, Wailuku, June 4-12, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

* St. Theresa Church, Kihei, June 4-12, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

* Lanai High & Elementary School, June 4-12, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.

* Helene Hall, Hana, June 4-6, hours to be determined.

* Kaunakakai Elementary School, Molokai, June 7-10, hours to be determined.

* Lahaina Civic Center, June 11-12, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Individuals will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis. The public is asked to come prepared to wait in line with any needed essentials, including water, a folding chair and an umbrella for shade.

About 400 uniformed personnel, including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, ophthalmologists, dentists and others from active and reserve ranks of the armed forces around the country, will be performing the medical care. They are participating in a rapid deployment exercise named Tropic Care 2013.

Maui County was selected as the designated location for this free program per a request by Mayor Alan Arakawa to the U.S. Department of Defense in 2011.

For more information, see or call the Mayor’s Office at 270-7855 and ask to be connected to the Tropic Care Maui County assistance line.