KEA’AU, Hawaii – Thousands are receiving medical health screenings, eye exams, dental work, and other services – at no charge – during the 2016 Tropic Care event.
The 1984 United States Army Hospital, or USAH-P, is conducting a two week Innovative Readiness Training mission, providing medical care to the underserved communities on Hawaii Island. Last week, the USAH-P was in Ka’u (Pahala) and Hawaiian Ocean View Estates. This week, the mission is in Kea’au.
The halls and classrooms of Kea’au High School were transformed into triage areas and exam rooms, as those most in need had a chance to get some free medical help. There was even a mobile eye glass fabrication team on hand, producing single vision glasses for all prescriptions written at the event.
Tropic Care 2016 continues Friday in Kea’au (from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and then one more time on Saturday.