Wednesday, July 5, 2017
RESERVE, LA. - Residents of St. John Parish and surrounding areas will have the opportunity to receive no-cost medical, dental and eye screenings from July 12-22. Services are provided by the Delta Regional Authority (DRA) in partnership with the Department of Defense. Any resident can participate, and no identification or insurance is needed to get treatment.
The clinic in St. John Parish will be open to the general public from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., July 12-22 at:
East St. John High School
#1 Wildcat Drive
Reserve, LA 70068
No appointments are necessary, but residents are encouraged to arrive early to ensure an opening for services. In addition to receiving medical services, residents will be able to obtain information at clinic sites about local medical programs, resources and information.
Services provided will include non-emergency medical treatments and screenings, dental cleanings, fillings, and tooth extractions, eye exams and single-vision prescription glasses. In addition to receiving medical services, residents will be able to obtain information at clinic sites about local healthcare services, public health programs, resources and general healthcare information.
The “Louisiana Cares” clinics are part of the U.S. Department of Defense’s Innovative Readiness Training program, which prepares military personnel for wartime missions while providing healthcare services to underserved communities. “Louisiana Cares” also fulfills DRA’s mission to improve lives across the Mississippi River Delta Region and the 252 counties and parishes it serves.
“South Louisiana residents will benefit from the unique partnership that the Delta Regional Authority has with our men and women in uniform, who volunteer their time and services to help their fellow Americans,” said DRA Chairman Chris Masingill. “These missions not only provide no-cost medical, dental and optical services to the needy, they also further strengthen the relationship between the military and American communities."
DRA’s partnership with the military has helped over 85,000 patients in more than 20 communities with a total value of services worth more than $15 million.