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$25 million in free health care services offered to Fort Worth residents

Posted Sept. 12, 2018

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Free mobile multi-specialty clinics will offer medical, surgical, dental, eye care and other critical services.

About 2,000 health care professionals and volunteers will operate a no-cost medical and dental mobile hospital in Fort Worth Sept. 19-21. An estimated $25 million in free health-related services will be offered to noninsured and underinsured residents at Will Rogers Memorial Center, 3401 W. Lancaster Ave.

The free clinic runs from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 19-20 and from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 21. The event is organized by Your Best Pathway to Health, a humanitarian service of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, in cooperation other sponsoring entities.

Free onsite services include minor surgical procedures under IV sedation, such as small hernia repair, small mass excisions, cystoscopy, hysteroscopy and others. Major surgeries such as hysterectomies, gall bladder removal, larger hernia repairs and others will be performed at Texas Health Huguley Hospital. Cataract services are also planned.

Other free onsite services include primary care visits; women’s health services, including pap smears and mammography; consultation by medical specialists, including heart evaluation, gastroenterology, neurology, pulmonology, rheumatology, infectious disease, general and orthopedic surgery, and pediatrics; podiatry services; immunizations; root canals, crowns, fillings, extractions and dental cleaning; pharmacy; eyeglass fittings and examinations; STD screenings; medical massage and physical therapy; x-rays; laboratory services; attorney services; financial counseling; chaplaincy services; and a free meal.

Services will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. No insurance and no identification are required. No appointment is necessary, other than for major surgical procedures, which require pre-surgery visits. To schedule surgical procedures, call 423-641-6830 as soon as possible.

For general information, call-682-250-0058.

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