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MORE event provides free health care

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(Photo): Christy McGill, director of the nonprofit Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey.

HEALTHY COMMUNITIES COALITION NEWS RELEASE – Christy McGill, director of the nonprofit Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey, says organizers are ready for the MORE event on Sunday, March 17.

The free health care event called the Medical Outreach Response Event, or MORE, will be offered to un-insured Lyon, Storey and Mineral County residents of all ages Sunday, March 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The event will be held at the Silver Stage High School in Silver Springs which is located at 3755 West Spruce Street. Attendees are encouraged to bring identification, a bill to show proof of residency, proof of income, and a tax return if possible. If children need dental services and have Medicaid, parents are urged to those Medicaid cards. Organizers explain that people will not be turned away without these documents, but follow up care will be slowed.

One of the MORE organizers, Christy McGill, explained why hundreds of volunteers are offering this event, “People have been asking why we’re doing this. My answer is that volunteers from all over Nevada are working at this event because every member of our rural Nevada family deserves basic healthcare. We’re doing this because we can, because we should, because our neighbors and our families are valuable to this great state.”

For more information about the event, please call Healthy Communities Coalition’s Freida Carbery, 775-220-2749. If you’d like to follow the event on Twitter, the hashtag is #NVMORE

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