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Free health, dental and vision care to be offered in West Maui

By Staff | May 23, 2013

WAILUKU – Mayor Alan Arakawa last week announced that free health, dental and vision care will be offered to residents of Maui County in early June.

The program will include nine clinic days between June 4 and 12 on different days at several locations in Central Maui, West Maui, South Maui, Hana, Lanai and Molokai. Clinics will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or as posted at individual sites.

Performing the health care services will be approximately 400 uniformed personnel, including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, ophthalmologists, dentists and others from active and reserved ranks of the armed forces around the United States.

The military personnel will be participating in a rapid deployment exercise named Tropic Care 2013. Maui County was selected as the designated location for this free program after Mayor Arakawa signed an official request to the U.S. Department of Defense in 2011.

The free clinics will be open to all residents. Identification will not be required, and no fees will be charged.

People can expect health services that include physical examinations, vision checks (and single-lens glasses), basic dental care and nutrition counseling, among others. The clinics will not accept advance appointments, and participants will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Maui schedule is: Iao Intermediate School, June 4-12; St. Theresa Catholic Church, June 4-12; Helene Hall, June 4-6; and Lahaina Civic Center, June 11-12.