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Free health checks to be offered during Maui County Tropic Care 2018

By Staff | Aug 2, 2018

LAHAINA – Historic Waiola Church at 535 Wainee St. is hosting Maui County Tropic Care 2018, a no-cost health care clinic, from Aug. 11 through 19.

Clinic hours on the West Side are Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.

No proof of income, residency or picture ID is required.

Funded by the Department of Defense, Tropic Care 2018 is a joint service training mission offered free-of-charge by the U.S. Military as Innovative Readiness Training (IRT) and includes medical, dental and vision checkups, screenings and exams to all residents of Maui, Molokai and Lanai.

A list of other clinic locations and hours is posted at www.mauicounty.gov/tropiccare.

The multiple services available include physical exams, sports physicals for kids with school form and blood pressure/screening; dental exams, extractions and fillings; and vision screenings, prescriptions and single-lens eyeglasses.

One service per person is offered daily on a first- come, first-served basis. Patients will not be able to reserve appointments. It is recommended that residents arrive as soon as possible during clinic hours to secure a same-day service time.

Maui Tropic Care 2018 is part of a Department of Defense initiative providing opportunities to military medical, engineering and support personnel to receive training while making a difference in local communities throughout the United States.

“I am thankful to the men and women of our military who come to service the most vulnerable members of our community: the elderly, homeless and uninsured. This is a life-altering community engagement that has been a benefit to the people of Maui County,” said Jen Mather of Waiola Church.

For more information, call (808) 270-7855 or Mather at (808) 661-4349.