Free health care offered for thousands in North Texas

Doctors, nurses, dentists and other volunteers are stepping up to help North Texans at the "Your Best Pathway to Health” medical clinic. It's being held Sept. 19-21 at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth.

They'll provide an estimated $25 million in free health-related services. Patients can receive care on site. Those services include minor surgical procedures under IV sedation, like small hernia repair, small mass excisions, cystoscopy, and hysteroscopy. Major surgeries such as hysterectomies, gall bladder
removal, larger hernia repairs and others will be performed at Texas Health Huguley Hospital. Cataract services are also planned. 

Other free on-site services include primary care visits, women's health services including pap smears and mammography, consultation by medical specialists including heart evaluation, as well as gastroenterology, neurology, pulmonology, rheumatology, infectious disease, general and orthopedic surgery, pediatrics, podiatry services, immunizations, root canals, crowns, fillings, extractions, dental cleaning, pharmacy, eyeglass fittings and examinations, STD screenings, medical massage, physical therapy, x-rays, laboratory services, attorney services, financial counseling, chaplaincy services and a free meal.

Services will be offered on a first come, first served basis. No insurance and no identification are required. The free clinic runs from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sept. 19-20, and from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sept. 21.

No appointment is necessary, other than for major surgical procedures, which require pre-surgery visits. To schedule surgical procedures, patients are asked to call 1-423-641-6830 as soon as possible.