Local clinic partners with Army to provide free health care

Local clinic partners with Army to provide free health care

By Krista Frost wymt.com WISE COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) – Many people in Wise, Virginia and surrounding areas are gathering at the Wise County Fairgrounds to take advantage of the opportunity for free health services provided by the Health Wagon and the Army. Both provided resources which allow people to have dental and general health screenings…

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‘Appalachian Care’ uses Army partnership to serve southwest Virginia

‘Appalachian Care’ uses Army partnership to serve southwest Virginia

By: Olivia Bailey wcyb.com WISE COUNTY, Va. – With the help of the military, thousands of southwest Virginia residents have the chance to access health care resources at no-cost. The Army is partnering with the Health Wagon in Wise County to offer the health and wellness event, which opened Tuesday. The special partnership is allowing…

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Health Wagon to host free health fairs this week in Wise, Dickenson counties

Health Wagon to host free health fairs this week in Wise, Dickenson counties

By News Channel 11 WISE/DICKENSON COUNTY, VA (WJHL) –  Free health screenings will be available this week in southwest Virginia. The annual community health fairs are scheduled for March 22 and 23, 2017 in Wise and Dickenson Counties. The health fairs, brought to the community by the Health Wagon, will be held: Wednesday, March 22…

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Telemedicine provides bladder cancer screenings to uninsured

Telemedicine provides bladder cancer screenings to uninsured

By: Kristi OConnor WCYB WISE, Va. – A lack of doctors in southwest Virginia is making it hard for patients to get access to healthcare at a reasonable price. A new study at the University of Virginia is providing patients in our area access to care without doctors being physically present. Researchers believe the screenings…

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The enormous pop-up clinic trying to bridge America’s health divide

The enormous pop-up clinic trying to bridge America’s health divide

For three days in July, thousands of Americans who cannot afford private healthcare converge on a field in Appalachia for the largest pop-up health clinic in the country. And many of them have not seen a doctor or a dentist in years by Amy Woolard thegurardian.com   Nearly 33 million Americans – more than 10%…

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Drone-delivered health care in rural Appalachia

Drone-delivered health care in rural Appalachia

Clinicaladvisor.com Nurse-managed health clinics provide care to some of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged populations in the United States. The Health Wagon is one such clinic that serves southwest Virginia in the impoverished rural Appalachian region with the innovative use of mobile healthcare delivery. Ninety-eight percent of the Health Wagon’s patients are uninsured, and 78%…

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Uninsured In Coal Country: Desperate Americans Still Turn To Volunteer Clinics

Uninsured In Coal Country: Desperate Americans Still Turn To Volunteer Clinics

By Sarah Varney khn.org GRUNDY, Virginia — Sandra Cook got in line midday on a recent Friday for dental care that she wouldn’t receive until the next morning. Hundreds more like her showed up at Riverview Elementary and Middle School here, many planning to spend the night, just as buses brought kids home and volunteers…

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Health Wagon to offer free colon check ups in Southwest Virginia on Oct. 20, 21

Health Wagon to offer free colon check ups in Southwest Virginia on Oct. 20, 21

WJHL11.com NORTON, VA (WJHL) – The Health Wagon is partnering with local clinics to offer free colonoscopies and endoscopes to those living in southwest Virginia. The effort is in partnership with Barnabas Health, Norton Community Hospital, and Watauga Pathology. the event is taking place at Norton Community Hospital on October 20 and 21. So far, 50…

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Guest column: Three docs explain the shame and glory of the Wise free medical clinic

Guest column: Three docs explain the shame and glory of the Wise free medical clinic

By Ike Koziol, Kenneth Olshansky and David F. Gardner – Ricmond Times-Dispatch The annual Remote Area Medical Clinic was held in Wise County in Southwest Virginia from July 21-24. This clinic treated more than 2,000 individuals who have no health insurance. It is an event that stirred up emotions of pride and anger in all…

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Health Wagon offers free services on Women’s Health Day

Health Wagon offers free services on Women’s Health Day

Dorothy Hurt – Bristol Hearold Courier WISE, Va. — The Health Wagon will be offering a free Women’s Health Day Aug. 11-12. Services include free pap smears, free medical follow-up for women diagnosed with abnormal pap smears in the past, colposcopy and LEEP procedures, clinical breast exams, diabetes and cholesterol screenings and blood pressure checks.…

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