United Hands Inc. in collaboration with the Adventist Church and BVI Health Services Authority will be hosting two free health clinics on Virgin Gorda and on Tortola from July 1-5.

Health Ministry Area Coordinator for the BVI Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Coordinating Council, Sister Gracia Smith said “We welcome this collaboration with United Hands Inc. to provide the community with access to free medical services provided by top physicians.”

“Every year United Hands takes an international mission trip to provide free dental, optical and medical care to those that are in need and thanks to the Virgin Gorda SDA Health Ministry, the BVI are recipients of their 2024 international outreach mission,” Sister Smith said.

Participating community members can expect a myriad of services at the FREE Health Clinics that include screening opportunities, prevention education, information on how to ameliorate or in some cases reverse particular diseases through making healthy lifestyle choices, nutrition and fitness counseling.

In addition to the wealth of information that will be shared participants will be able to get their blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol checked.  The dental team will be performing dental extractions, fillings and cleanings, with occasional cosmetic dentistry for repairing chipped or broken teeth.  Eye exams, screening for glaucoma and cataracts will be carried out and hundreds of pairs of reading glasses and sunglasses will be given to those who need them.

The Free Clinics will be hosted on Virgin Gorda on July 1 and 2 at the Bregado Flax Secondary Centre from 8:00 a.m. until.   On Tortola the Free Clinics will be hosted at the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex on July 4 and 5 from 8:00 a.m. until.

“The community of all ages including children should take advantage of this rare and free healthcare opportunity,” Sister Smith concluded.

United Hands is a non-profit organization established in 1995 with the aim to travel abroad and offer free medical care to those that are in need.