LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Kentucky Air National Guard is teaming with the Kentucky Department for Local Government and other branches of the U.S. military to offer health care at no cost to citizens in four Eastern Kentucky counties starting June 15.
Medical screenings, non-emergency medical treatments, sports physicals, dental exams, cleanings, fillings and extractions, optical exams, and single-prescription eyeglasses will all be offered, said Lt. Col. Amy Mundell, a medical administrative officer in the Kentucky Air Guard’s 123rd Medical Group, which is serving as the lead military agency.
Sites offering care will be in Beattyville, Booneville, Irvine and Jackson. All four clinics will be open June 15 to 24, and patients will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis, Mundell said.
Called “Operation Bobcat,” this Innovative Readiness Training program gives military health professionals an opportunity to provide medical, dental and optical care in a field environment, much as they would when responding to a natural disaster or military operation, while offering services to citizens who are uninsured or underinsured.
The clinics will be open June 15-24. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday,
and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday.
Locations are Lee County High School in Beattyville; Owsley County High School in Booneville; Estill County High School in Irvine; and Breathitt County High School in Jackson.
Patients will be accepted on a first-come, first-served walk-in basis. The clinics are open to
anyone, ages 2 through adult, regardless of place of residence. No insurance is required, and an ID is not necessary to receive care.