The Innovative Readiness Training (IRT) program will provide medical, dental and vision services at no cost to the public Monday, June 6 through Saturday, June 25 at the Greyhound Medical Mission located in West Memphis High School’s Lehr Arena, 501 West Broadway Avenue, West Memphis, AR 72301.
Through a partnership with the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Military’s reserve forces, the Delta Regional Authority hosts the program to help uninsured and/or underinsured people in need of health services without cost. The United States Army and United States Air Force will welcome people on a first-come, first-served basis and no proof of insurance or income is required. Everyone age 2 and older can benefit from the program.
Medical services include screenings and evaluations, non-emergency medical treatment, education and counseling, and (through June 20th) mammograms. The services do not include lab work, immunizations or OB exams. Dental services include cleanings, basic fillings, and tooth extractions but do not include crowns or major restorative work, orthodontics or veneers. Vision services include screenings, prescriptions and one no-cost pair of prescription glasses (bifocals and trifocals are not included).
United Way of the Mid-South is recruiting volunteers, agencies, and resources to assist the medical mission in its work as part of our focus on poverty / financial stability and health, and will provide staff as volunteers serving as part of the national United Way Day of Action activities on June 21. The IRT program welcomes support from individuals wishing to donate volunteer time, and agencies wishing to sponsor the event and help address the needs of our service personnel. Contact the IRT program manager, Brittney Lindberg, at 662.297.0694 for more information about how you can help.