The screenings are a program of the Delta Regional Authority and the Department of Defense. Anyone is eligible to receive the free services, which do not include emergency or obstetrical treatments. For adults and children age two and up, medical screenings, non-emergency medical treatment, minor lab tests, prescription assistance and optometry exams are available. For adults and children 13 and up, dental exams, extractions and fillings are also available.
Services will be provided by 152 medical personnel from the U.S. Army Reserve and the Army National Guard. Other current clinic sites are in Blytheville, Ark., Hayti, Mo., and Dyersburg, Tenn. Earlier clinics were held in Martin, Tenn., Helena-West Helena, Ark., and four communities in western Mississippi.