Free medical and dental care for veterans this Thursday

Published: Monday, November 11, 2013 at 14:51 PM.

All area veterans are invited to free medical and dental care at PanCare of Florida’s Community Health Center in Freeport on Thursday, November 14, beginning at 8:00 a.m.  The clinic is located at 479 East Highway 20.   Veterans do need an appointment and are asked to bring any form of documentation which shows they served in the military.  Income status is irrelevant.

“We’re proud of our veterans,” says Mike Hill, president and chief executive officer of PanCare of Florida, a non-profit organization which operates Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in Bay, Calhoun, Walton and Liberty counties.  “This is a good way for us to express our appreciation for all they have done to protect our country.” 

“Often times we forget to express our gratitude to those individuals, our veterans, who have made sacrifices for America and our rights to live as a free people,” says Hill.   “Thursday’s Stand Up for Veterans Day is one way the staff of PanCare of Florida, Inc. and Community Health Center – Walton County have chosen to recognize their service in defense of America, its ideals and the individual freedoms each of us enjoy as Americans.”

Dental services to veterans (only) on the 14th  include exams, x-rays, extractions, fillings and cleanings.  Medical services include ear and eye exams, blood pressure checks, and screenings for blood sugar, oxygen levels and hemoglobin.  Veterans will also be able to discuss other dental and health care issues with PanCare’s dentists and medical doctors.

Veterans must make an appointment by calling PanCare’s Community Health Center in Freeport at 850-880-6568 or by logging on to www.PanCareFL.organd submitting a reservation on the “Stand Up For Veterans” webpage.  Only veterans will be seen on the 14th



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