Good news for uninsured East Texans needing medical, dental care

Published: May. 28, 2014 at 8:07 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 27, 2014 at 8:07 PM CDT
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VAN, TX (KLTV) - If you are in need of medical or dental care, you will appreciate the announcement Representative Dan Flynn of Van shared today.

The East Texas Medical Outreach program, which launched last year, is returning to Van Jr. High School from June 2-June 6. This event offers free preventative and primary care to uninsured East Texans. Running 12 hours a day, licensed physicians and nurses will be on site to administer multiple screenings, perform physicals and advise on healthy lifestyle choices such as healthy eating and not smoking.

The provided services will include medical and dental exams, hearing tests, immunizations (records required), health screenings (blood pressure, BMI, blood sugar and cholesterol), student physicals, mental health services and mammograms.

It is important to note that dental services will require a pre-screening, which will be held on June 2 and June 4 only. A limited number of dental patients will be treated, and will be asked to return the following day. Treatment will be limited to fillings and extractions.

In addition to Van ISD, partners for the outreach include the University of Texas at Tyler School of Nursing, UT Health Northeast Family Medicine Residency Program, NET Health, Texas Department of State Health Services, Texas Military Forces, Piney Woods Regional Advisory Council Trauma Service Area-G, Texas A&M University, Baylor College of Dentistry, Andrews Center, Tyler Junior College and many other local community organizations.

Interested? Go to Van Jr. High School, located at 630 Oak Street, from June 2-June 6, 2014. Registration begins at 8 a.m. daily. You may call for more information: 1-877-340-8842.

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