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St. Thomas To Provide Free Medical Care

Posted on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 9:24 am

St. Thomas Health System, in partnership with the South Cumberland Health Network, will be providing free medical care to the residents of Grundy County and surrounding communities on June 18. The event will be held at the Grundy County High School from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Services being provided range from dental and vision to mammogram screenings and feet washing. Participants will also be able to take home fresh food.  

Heart shaped stethoscope

Volunteer medical personnel, including, physicians, nurse practitioners, dentists, technicians, pharmacists and dozens of other hospital staff Saint Thomas Health System, will provide free medical, dental and optical check-ups, along with pharmacy services from the Dispensary of Hope, to Grundy County residents most in need.

“It is our responsibility as a mission-driven ministry to care for the poor and vulnerable, especially in our own communities,” said Nancy Anness, vice president of advocacy, access and community outreach for Saint Thomas Health.

Follow up care will be offered by local clinics, and legal and human services by Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, and Volunteer Behavioral Health, and Department of Human Services.