Southern Illinois Wellness Mission provides free healthcare to anyone in need

CARBONDALE, Ill. (KBSI) – The Southern Illinois Wellness Mission provides free medical, dental, mental, and vision healthcare to anyone in need.

The Delta Regional Authority (DRA) is partnering with veterans to utilize their resources to offer key healthcare services while also providing military training at the Carbondale Civic Center.

“This is a joint community military mission we are providing medical services; we are providing mental health services, wellness and checkup, we’re providing optometry services as well as dental services for the community,” explained Lt. Col. Slade Lundquist, Hospital Commander.

The services are free. People can show up at the listed times below.

  • Friday, July 22 1–6 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 23–Saturday, July 30 8:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 31 8:30 a.m.–6 p.m. (medical & vision services only)

“You know you need that little extra and right now, with times like this, and the pandemic and then with inflation and money so short, it doesn’t hurt to have a little extra help, and this is this is a great opportunity,” said Leslie Durham, Alternate Federal Co-Chairman with the DRA.

The Carbondale Civic Center is located at 200 S. Illinois Ave.

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