Free Medical and Dental Care: Arizona Sonshine 2-Day Clinic Comes to Kingman | Kingman Daily Miner
Arizona Sonshine Clinic
When: Thursday September 30 and Friday October 1
Where: Mohave County Fairgrounds, 2600 Fairgrounds Blvd.
What: Free medical and dental clinic
Income guidelines: none
Arizona Sonshine, a non-profit, all-volunteer organization, will bring a free health clinic to Kingman on Thursday, September 30 and Friday, October 1. The clinic will be at Mohave County Fairgrounds, 2600 Fairgrounds Blvd. and is open to everyone on a first come, first served basis.
Boowie Tefft, Kingman’s organizer for Arizona Sonshine, said entries will be from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily. Participants will be asked for their name, address, if applicable, and vital sign readings will also be taken. Tefft said ID can also be brought to the clinic. However, since some patients may be homeless, an ID and address may not be required.
Tefft said a variety of free services will be available, including dental treatment, eye exams, medical exams, medical exams, wound care and massage. Patients may even receive a complete eye exam and glasses, dental extractions and fillings, and vaccinations.
“We want to help anyone who needs help,” Tefft said.
If a person receiving medical care can’t do everything within those two days, Tefft said vouchers will be available for free follow-up appointments. For example, if a person needs several dental services that cannot be completed on time, a dentist might give a patient a voucher to come in at a later date to complete the job. Tefft said the vouchers will be determined by the volunteer doctors.
Tefft said Arizona Sonshine’s premise is to provide free medical services without “any strings attached.” After volunteering for the clinic, she realized the impact the free clinic could have on the Kingman community and the county.
“We need it,” Tefft said. “I felt the urge to take it to Kingman.”
Major sponsors for the event, which is fueled by volunteers, include the Seventh-day Adventist Church and the Adventist Community Services Food Bank. “All of these people are jumping together to help,” Tefft said.
Tefft said she doesn’t know how many people will come to the clinic, but there is no limit to the number of people who can use the services provided by the clinic.
“We are working around the clock to get as many as possible,” Tefft said.
Tefft said volunteers will be coming from across the country to help. Tefft said she also sent 20,000 flyers to people in Mohave County.
Tefft said COVID-19 safety precautions will be followed by volunteers. Participants are requested to wear a mask.
For more information on the services provided by Arizona Sonshine, visit www.arizonasonshine.com.