Free Medical Screenings Coming To Lake County Fairgrounds In Grayslake

GRAYSLAKE, Ill. (CBS) — What is being called a mission of mercy is coming to the Lake County Fairgrounds in Grayslake starting Friday.

As WBBM Newsradio’s Regine Schlesinger reports, a makeshift clinic is being set up at the fairground Expo Building, with 1,500 doctors, nurses, dentists and other health care professionals volunteering their services to anyone who needs them.

“The clinic doors will open at 6 a.m. each day. It’s a first-come, first-serve basis. We do not check eligibility. We do not check verification,” said Dionne Haney of the Illinois Dental Society.

Haney says dental care and a range of other services will be offered.

“Basic medical screenings including high blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol; they will be doing women’s health including breast exams and PAP smears. Vision professionals will conduct eye exams. They’ll screen for glaucoma, macular degeneration, and of course, prescription eyeglasses will be made onsite,” Haney said.

The clinic is open on Friday and Saturday.

Two thousand patients will receive free medical, dental and vision care.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Regine Schlesinger reports

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