HUNTINGTON, W. Va. — In Knott County, Kentucky, multiple medical and community organizations will meet Saturday to provide free mobile clinics for those affected by the recent floods.
Appalachian Regional Healthcare, Marshall Health, Mountain Health Network, and World Central Kitchen will open clinics in the Hundman and Carrie communities. Services include check-ups, vaccinations and over-the-counter medications.
The crew will also distribute flood relief supplies and provide hot meals to those affected by the flood.
“Understanding that medicine represents a mission to help those in need, and being able to put our knowledge and skills into practice when the community needs it, represents an altruistic attribute that physicians should exhibit. ,” said Interim Dean Dr. Bobby Miller. Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University.
“Seeing our medical students take a leading role in these volunteer efforts gives us great pride.”
Healthcare workers are equipped to provide tetanus and hepatitis A vaccinations.