More than 100 people received free medical care on the first day of a week-long run for a free clinic in Mayfield. The medical services are part of an Innovative Readiness Program hosted by the Delta Regional Authority in partnership with the Department of Defense. The program provides budding military doctors training in disaster response situations before being deployed to duty.
Mayor Teresa Cantrell said the project has been in the works for over a year and the city is lucky to have been chosen by the DRA.
“It’s going from city to city doing this and we were one of the four and of the four they told us we have the best facility to do it in because we have an old clinic that hasn’t been used in about 10 years," said Cantrell. "So we’ve got a really good place and there’s already medical examining.”
The clinic is at the Old Morgan Haugh building on West Walnut street. Cantrell said many of the 100 plus patients that passed through early today received non-emergency treatments such as lab tests, medical screenings, optometry exams and dental services. The clinic runs through August 13th.