Free medical clinic in Charleston this weekend

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – West Virginia Health Right and Remote Area Medical are teaming up to provide a large two-day clinic offering free medical, dental and vision care to the public.

The clinic is taking place June 4-5 at the Bible Center School on Oakhurst Drive in Charleston. You do not need insurance or ID to attend. Organizers say they started this clinic because they saw a great need in the community.

“A lot of people will go several years, we’ve seen people go in and out without glasses for about 8 years. And cry because they’re so excited they have glasses and they can see. Last year, I saw a whole family. It was like mom and dad and like four little kids, they all got glasses, so it was a really great event, that’s really important,” said Angie Settle , CEO of West Virginia Health Right.

“We found testicular cancers, breast cancers, and things where people are just reluctant because they’re concerned about the cost of health care and they’ve let it go too far,” says the Senator Tom Takubo, DO, pulmonologist.

The clinic is intended to serve people in a nine-county area around Charleston.

Doors will open at 6 a.m. Saturday and Sunday morning. Services will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.