Innovative Readiness Training to offer NO-COST Medical, Dental, Optometry and Veterinarian Services

Posted: May 25, 2021

IRT Clinics
IRT Clinics
The CSRA Regional Commission announced today that the East Central Georgia Innovative Readiness Training (IRT) program comprised of Reserve and National Guard assets of the U.S. Armed Forces will deploy to rural communities in the CSRA from June 10th to June 17th. The purpose of this program is to train and prepare service members for deployment. Additionally, residents in the area will have increased access to no-cost medical, dental and optometry services during the exercise.

The clinics will be open from 8 am to 4 pm at the locations below. During this time, individuals age 2 or older may see general medical, dental or optometry clinicians on a first come, first served basis. Veterinarian services will also be available in each county (vet sites may differ from clinic sites). Examples of services include eye exams and single vision glasses, dental fillings and extractions, and general medical consultations. Veterinarian services will primarily include basic health assessments and spays/neuters. All services are provided at no cost to participants. There is no residency requirement for participation. No identification is required. Neighbors from nearby counties are welcome to participate.

Site Locations:

Warren County High School; Veterinarian services site to be determined.

Jenkins County High School (medical/dental/optometry); Extension Center for vet services

Hancock County High School

Burke County High School (medical/dental/optometry);  Burke County Animal Shelter for vet services

The program is offered through a partnership among the U.S. Armed Forces, local county and city governments, local public health departments and the CSRA Regional Commission. For more information please contact Andy Crosson, Executive Director, CSRA Regional Commission at or 706-210-2000.


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