Next Free Veterans Health Screenings in Chesapeake October 17th
Veterans Health FairOctober 17th, 9am-1pmChesapeake Regional Medical Center, Life Style BuildingThe next Health Fair for Veterans, including free health screenings and services for vets, will be held on Saturday, October 17th from 9am to 1pm at the Chesapeake Regional Medical Center Lifestyle Building. This quarterly event is presented by Montero Medical Missions, a worldwide non-profit health organization based in Hampton Roads.At Health Fair for Veterans events, vets are paired with a personal volunteer escort who will assist with paperwork and identifying needs, as well as making connections with the appropriate medical volunteers on site. All attending doctors, nurses and staff are volunteers from local hospitals, medical and non-medical colleges, businesses and veteran’s organizations. When necessary, vets are provided with referrals to services and participating physicians across the region. “We began this program almost three years ago so veterans wouldn’t have to wait to see a health care professional to know what their immediate needs are,” says James Ireland, a former colonel in the US Army and the chairman of the Health Fair for Veterans program. “Since then we have helped hundreds of vets get a handle on their health and take control of a complicated process.”Screening services provided at Health Fair for Veterans programs include general health assessments, physical therapy, women’s health and mental health services, as well as specialists for vision, hearing, and dental care. Advisors and representatives from other non-profit and community organizations will be on hand to discuss other social service needs including veterans claim assistance, education, family and homeless veterans assistance, to name a few.Veterans attending will be asked to show proof of military service such as a DD form 214 or ID card.No appointment is necessary. The Lifestyle building is located at 800 N. Battlefield Blvd., next to Chesapeake Regional Medical Center.