Hundreds turn out for free healthcare in Newport News
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Hundreds turn out for free healthcare in Newport News


MORNING ON WAVY NEWS 10 OUT FOR THE TIDEWATER ADVENTIST COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR TODAY IN NEWPORT NEWS. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCHES AND SCHOOLS IN THE TIDEWATER AREA PARTNERED WITH OTHER ORGANIZATIONS TO HOST THE EVENT. THERE WERE SEVERAL CLINICAL SERVICES AVAILABLE, INCLUDING MEDICAL CARE, DENTAL CARE, HEALTH SCREENINGS, AND VISION SCREENINGS. ALL OF THE SERVICES WERE FREE FOR THOSE WHO REGISTERED. IN FACT, THEY REACHED THEIR MAXIMUM REGISTRATION LIMIT OF 500 PEOPLE AND EVEN HAD SOME PEOPLE ON A WAITING LIST. THE CLINICAL COORDINATOR FOR THE TIDEWATER ADVENTIST COMMUNITY SAYS THE EVENT WAS IMPORTANT FOR A THOSE WHO MAY NOT BE ABLE TO GET TO A DOCTOR. ELIAS LLERANDI -CLINICAL COORDINATOR FOR THE TIDEWATER ADVENTIST COMMUNITY THE PURPOSE OF THIS IS TO REACH A COMMUNITY PARTICULARLY THOSE WHO HAVE LIMITED ACCESS TO CARE TO MEDICAL AND ADVENTIST CHURCH WE HAVE OVER 130 VOLUNTEERS ON STAFF AND ANOTHER 50 MEDICAL VOLUNTEERS (KAYLA) ORGANIZERS OF THE EVENT SAY THEY WANT TO PUT THIS ON AGAIN NEXT YEAR AND THEY HOPE TO MAKE THE EVENT EVEN BIGGER. THEY WILL HAVE REFERRALS FOR THOSE WHO NEED FOLLOW UPS AND THOSE WHO COULDN’T MAKE IT OUT THE

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