Members of the military offer free medical care in the Bootheel - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Members of the military offer free medical care in the Bootheel

(Source: Derrion Henderson) (Source: Derrion Henderson)
CHAFFEE, MO (KFVS) -

Military men and women will be offering no-cost medical services in the Bootheel soon.

The initiative is called Operation Healthy Delta and it will give people in this area no-charge medical, dental and vision care.

The work will all be done by members of the Air National Guard and U.S. Navy Reserves from as close as St. Louis.

This event will allow members of the military to practice in a deployment-like environment and help out the community as well.

They will have locations in Charleston, Mo and Caruthersville, Mo but will be open to everyone regardless of age, income or where you live.

Organizers say in the past they have helped people find out about illnesses they had no clue were there.

This event will be held at the beginning of May, but there is a planning meeting set up for Wednesday, March 8.

We'll be keeping you updated with more information as we get closer to the date.

Download the KFVS News app: iPhone | Android

Copyright 2017 KFVS. All rights reserved.

  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • Carbondale tames alcohol laws during eclipse weekend

    Carbondale tames alcohol laws during eclipse weekend

    Thursday, August 17 2017 10:03 PM EDT2017-08-18 02:03:00 GMT
    (Source: KFVS)(Source: KFVS)

    As part of kicking off eclipse festivities the city of Carbondale is allowing the open carry of alcoholic beverages in a specific area downtown.

    As part of kicking off eclipse festivities the city of Carbondale is allowing the open carry of alcoholic beverages in a specific area downtown.

  • KY Emergency Management activated for solar eclipse

    KY Emergency Management activated for solar eclipse

    Thursday, August 17 2017 9:44 PM EDT2017-08-18 01:44:30 GMT
    (Source: Pixabay)(Source: Pixabay)

    The Kentucky Emergency Management (KYEM) will activate the State Emergency Operations Center in Frankfort and a Regional Response Coordination Center in Hopkinsville, Kentucky for the August 21st solar eclipse.

    The Kentucky Emergency Management (KYEM) will activate the State Emergency Operations Center in Frankfort and a Regional Response Coordination Center in Hopkinsville, Kentucky for the August 21st solar eclipse.

  • Jury convicts TN man for 2016 murder

    Jury convicts TN man for 2016 murder

    Thursday, August 17 2017 9:24 PM EDT2017-08-18 01:24:24 GMT
    (Source: KFVS)(Source: KFVS)

    On Thursday, August 17, a jury in Fulton County issued a guilty verdict in the October 1, 2016 murder of Mark Williams.

    On Thursday, August 17, a jury in Fulton County issued a guilty verdict in the October 1, 2016 murder of Mark Williams.

Powered by Frankly