Free medical, dental and vision services Saturday

Tropic Care not set for dental exams on 1st day on Molokai

The Maui News

Tropic Care 2018 will be offering free medical services to Maui County residents from Saturday to Aug. 19 at six locations on the three main islands of the county.

The U.S. military training program will be offering free medical, dental and vision services.

The clinics will open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., except for the last day Aug. 19 when the clinics need to close early at 11:30 a.m.

The locations are: Mitchell Pauole Center, Kaunakakai; Lanai Gymnasium, Lanai City; old Hana School Cafeteria, Hana; St. Theresa Church, Kihei; Waiola Church, Lahaina; and University of Hawaii Maui College, Kahului.

The county announced Thursday that due to transportation issues, there will be no dental services available on the first day at the Kaunakakai site. Military providers expect to have dental services available by Sunday.Services offered include:

• Physical exams, school sports physicals (must bring school forms) and blood pressure and health screenings.

• Dental exams, extractions and fillings.

• Vision screenings and eye-wear prescriptions. Single-vision eyeglass fabrication will be available on Maui for later pickup. Eyeglass fabrication is subject to stock on hand; no eyeglasses based on outside prescriptions will be filled.

The free services do not require proof of residency, income, insurance or ID.

Tropic Care patients will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis and each patient can only be seen for one service (medical, dental or vision) a day. Clinic organizers recommend that patients arrive as soon as possible during clinic hours to secure a same-day service time.

Tropic Care health services are offered by the U.S. military’s Innovative Readiness Training program, as part of a joint-service training mission funded by the Department of Defense.

For more information about Tropic Care or to volunteer for a clinic, go to www.mauicounty.gov/1933/Tropic-Care-2018. The Maui Tropic Care 2018 Facebook page is available at www.facebook.com/tropiccare2018/ with a Facebook event page at www.facebook.com/events/204845513703358/.

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