Reminder: Tropic Care Kaua’i Goes On : Kauai Now : Kauai News & Information
The county reminds islanders that Tropic Care Kaua’i continues through Monday, June 20.
“Tropic Care clinics are open with free services for everyone, including physical exams for children playing sports or entering seventh grade, eye exams and dental services,” said one. message from the Kaua’i District Health Unit. “Some sites also have limited services for nutrition, physiotherapy and behavioral health. Take advantage of short waiting times after 10 a.m. at all clinics.
The Tropic Care Kaua’i clinics available through Monday are as follows:
- Eleʻele Elementary School.
- Kauaʻi Community College.
- Kapa’a Middle School.
- Waimea Easter stamps.
Clinic hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. until Saturday, June 18 and 8 a.m. to noon on Sunday and Monday, June 19 and 20.
Tropic Care services are provided free of charge to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. It is recommended that participants bring water, snacks, glasses and a list of current prescriptions.
“We are thrilled to partner with our armed forces and volunteers for the highly anticipated return of Tropic Care Kauaʻi,” Kauaʻi District Deputy Health Officer Lauren Guest said in a press release. “The COVID-19 pandemic has posed challenges for many in our community, and we are grateful to be able to increase access to healthcare services during this mission. We anticipate a strong turnout for the event, given the need for these services across the island. Mahalo to our active and reserve military partners. We would like to express our deepest gratitude for their contributions to improving health in Kauaʻi.
Kauaʻi Bus fixed route services throughout the island will also be free during the Tropic Care 2022 event so people can take a ride if needed.
Tropic Care 2022 provides real-world training in a joint civilian-military environment while strengthening community relationships by providing medical, dental, and optometry services.
“Don’t wait for the last days of the clinic, it’s getting busier!” says the message from the district health office.
For more information, click here and follow the event via social networks with #tropiccare2022.