Van Hosts ‘Operation Lonestar: East Texas Medical Outreach’
Free Preventative & Primary Care for Uninsured Texans
CANTON – Today marks the first day of Operation Lonestar’s East Texas Medical Outreach event offering free preventative and primary care to uninsured East Texans. Beginning at 8am Tuesday morning and running until Thursday afternoon, licensed physicians and nurses will be on site to administer multiple screenings, perform physicals and advise on healthy lifestyle choices such as healthy eating and not smoking.
Operation Lone Star is a collaborative medical services project that unites state and county health and human service agencies, Texas Military Forces, local service groups and volunteers in the largest public health humanitarian effort in the country. Operation Lone Star is a real-time, large-scale emergency preparedness exercise that provides medical service and disaster recovery training to state agencies and personnel while addressing the medical needs of thousands of underserved Texas residents.
“Operation Lone Star provides such an enormous level of support to Texans. Their efforts are tremendous and the work they do has such a positive impact on the communities they touch, I am honored to welcome them to House District 2,” said Representative Flynn this afternoon. He is a member of the Texas State Guard and serves as Commander of the Maritime Regiment. Flynn will be actively assisting with the execution and organization of this operation for the duration.
The medical services provided during Operation Lone Star include immunizations, blood pressure checks, cholesterol screening, diabetes screening, hearing and vision exams, physicals for students, limited dental services, and limited pharmacy products.
See Full Press Release Here: 6.11.13 – Operation LoneStar East Texas Medical Outreach
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