Healthy Choices

Free clinic to offer eye care, other services to homeless veterans

A health fair hosted by the Sacramento Community Veterans Alliance will provide medical, dental and visual care to homeless veterans Wednesday.

The event, now in its sixth year, will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 67 on Stockton Boulevard. Attendees should schedule an appointment to receive priority care, though walk-ins are also accepted.

VSP Mobile Eyes will perform comprehensive eye exams and fit veterans for new glasses, while the veterans alliance provides a variety of free health services including dental screenings, flu shots and care packages with rain ponchos and socks thanks to donations from the American Red Cross and VFW Post 67.

More than 1 in 10 homeless adults is a veteran, according to a news release from VSP Mobile Eyes, and most don’t have regular access to health care.

Appointments are still available by calling the UC Davis affiliated student-run Willow Clinic at (916) 572-4502.

When: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11

Where: VFW Post 67 at 2784 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento

Cost: Free

Sammy Caiola: 916-321-1636, @SammyCaiola