SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and Delta Regional Authority (DRA) held a healthcare mission in Harrisburg, IL., that delivered no-cost medical, dental and optical care to residents across the region. It was held June 18-27 at Harrisburg Middle School.
Services provided were: non-emergency medical treatments and screenings, dental cleanings, fillings, tooth extractions, eye exams and single-vision prescription glasses.
Joint IRT missions involving the military and DRA have been conducted for nine years and have delivered medical services to 80,000 Delta residents in 16 rural communities.
“DRA, along with our partners at DoD, is glad to assist DoD and Governor Bruce Rauner to provide quality healthcare services at no cost to area residents,” said DRA Chairman Chris Caldwell. “While helping Delta residents receive valuable healthcare services, the mission also provides vital field training for our men and women in uniform, strengthening the relationship between Delta residents and members of our military.”