Free medical clinic and free food, drink and fun at CV-FBC block party

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

There will be a FREE mammogram, dental and vision clinic held on Saturday, July 24, at the Cherokee Village First Baptist Church, located at 6 Iroquois Drive next to the Cherokee Village Elementary School. The doors will open at 8 a.m. and will remain open as long as patients keep coming and doctors are able to stay. Walk-ins are welcome and appointments are not necessary, but are recommended especially for mammogram scheduling. Patients will receive medical treatment on a first-come, first-serve basis, unless an appointment time has been previously specified. People are welcome to start lining up as early as 7 a.m.

Upon arrival, a patient just needs to show picture identification, but no insurance card is required. This is followed by a consultation with a nurse and a review of any medication the patient may be taking.

Dental services, provided by several local dentists and hygienists at no charge, include X-rays, teeth cleaning and extractions if necessary. Mammograms will be given by a St. Bernardís Health Care mobile unit. Mammograms are offered to women 40 years or older, unless they have personal or family history of breast cancer. Vision screenings will also be given by optometrist Elizabeth Kilgore. A 1st Choice Healthcare M.D. will be available on site for general medical consultations.

There will be an ongoing block party offered to everyone, patients and outsiders alike, beginning at 10 a.m. Free hot dogs and drinks, as well as popcorn, snow cone and cotton candy machines, will be available. A bounce house and many other games and activities will be onsite in the church parking lot to keep children and young-at-heart adults busy, all for FREE! No admission!

The event is offered through the Arkansas Baptists State Convention Center that sponsors about 12 clinics at Baptist churches each year throughout the state. All services are completely free of charge, regardless of income. Masks are highly recommended and likely will be required based on the current increase in COVID cases state and nationwide. Contact Jennifer at 870-450-1855 or Sandy at 870-847-5384, for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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