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Free Health Screenings in Martin July 9-17

MARTIN, Tenn. – Free health screenings will be offered for a week and a half in Martin.

The free event will run from July 9-17 at Martin Middle School from 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. daily. It is open to the general public.

The completely free health care will include complete physical exams, mental exams, dental and eye exams. Dental exams will include oral exams with cleanings and/or extractions. Vision care will include eye exams plus free glasses for all ages. There are no eligibility requirements.

Around 300 physicians, dentists, optometrists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nutritionists, psychologists, counselors, and a chaplain will deploy to Martin.

This free event is made possible through the Innovative Readiness Training (IRT) program of the United States Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs. The grant was awarded to Hope of Martin Community Development Corporation. The primary purpose of the IRT mission is to conduct deployment, readiness and logistics training in an expeditionary, multi-service environment providing post disaster relief.

Ms. Ruby Black, professor of nursing at the University of Tennessee at Martin and Chairman of the Board of Hope of Martin, applied for the IRT grant through Hope of Martin Community Development Corporation.

For more information you may contact Brad Thompson, Director of Community Development for the City of Martin and Hope of Martin Board Member, at 731.587.3126.