Free CHC Medical and Dental Clinic: U.S. citizenship not required

August 3, 2009


Good news for guest workers and nonresidents! The 4th Medical Battalion Command based in San Diego, California and from the 4th Medical Battalion based in Marietta Georgia will be sending a team of medical doctors and dentists who will assist in the two-week clinic at the Commonwealth Health Center (CHC).

Residents and nonresidents can make appointments to have medical and dental care free of charge. The Saipan Tribune reported that appointments can be made through CHC at 234-8950 or ACII clinic at 236-8308 or 236-8309 from Monday to Friday.

From the Saipan Tribune (emphasis added):
Brostrom earlier made the request for the IRT exercises through the CNMI Secretary of Health and the Office of the Governor, asking the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs for the CNMI to receive free medical and dental support.

Brostrom said the medical focus will include some specialist care, including neurology.

The general medicine will focus on diabetes mellitus and hypertension disease and optometry services.

The dental component will include specialty dental care with an emphasis on pediatrics with special needs.

“The clinics will be aimed mostly toward adults living on Saipan who have no medical insurance,” Brostrom said.

He said that U.S. citizenship is not a requirement.


Brostrom assured the public that there would be no charge for the medical visits and that some medications would be offered.

Brostrom expects a thousand free patient visits in the two weeks of clinics.
This presents a rare opportunity for guest workers, nonresidents and others without insurance to be screened and get medical care. Again, appointments can be made through CHC at 234-8950 or ACII clinic at 236-8308 or 236-8309 from Monday to Friday.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great. Non residents, residents and illegals should not only thank the US Military but also thank each and every US Taxpayer. This service should first be extended to the millions of Americans that have no health insurance. AMERICANS FIRST. Our Nation's health care system is in a crisis, people cannot afford basic services and we are giving free medical care to non US Citizens. There should be a lawsuit and this should be known right now to Americans.

Anonymous said...

nonresidents are taxpayers too, just in case you forgot.

i guess you are also against the US government and many other individuals and foundations extending help to other countries in need. and they aren't even US taxpayers!

*it is in giving that we receive*

Wendy said...

Anonymous 2:56

If we INVITE foreigners to our shores to WORK and do JOBS and offer their essential SKILLS then they should be TREATED with RESPECT and should be allowed to PARTAKE in any services that U.S. citizens do. These are valued and much needed foreigners who contribute to and enrich our communities, pay taxes and boost the economies of the communities in which they live and work.

Anonymous said...

1st ANON: it is a good thing you are not a member of that mission...cause if you were, you might prescribed a wrong medicine for a non-u.s. citizen or would extract a wrong tooth from your non-u.s. citizen patient...
can you please tell me where did the cnmi spent the more or less $6000 tax collected from my husband's salary? for sure, not from a free medical mission by cnmi govt. because their company has their own insurance....

ginoong.pasawaY

Anonymous said...

oopps...that's the tax he paid for year 2008 only...previous years were much more bigger....

ginoong.pasawaY

Anonymous said...

there's a clinic at cuc?

Melberlin said...

First Anon, there are billions of dollars being aided to non-paying taxes of different various countries in the world by the US, and now for this significant service to a small community already made you harboring ill feelings and resentment at seeing non-US citizen being attended to. I'll bet you are not American... remember you are paying tax only locally as we do.

Wendy said...

Anonymous 3:54

THANKS!!! Fixed the typo!

U.S. Citizen said...

All Chamorro and Refaluwasch are Americans.

We (most of us) do not begrudge help to whomever needs it, even those who are struggling fiercely to reduce local self-government.

Thank you Uncle Ben for standing up for your people!

Melberlin said...

To U.S. citizen commenter above...

What is American? Here's what Theodore Roosevelt said about being American...

"If the immigrant who comes here in good faith and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin"...

Should not blame also people who are struggling to reduce your self-government, it is easy to gain that... just surrender your passport and have your own passport, country and monetary unit... then that is self-government.

But instead when you become American, you are not demonstrating it by showing feeling of disliking to have these immigrants improve their life... what's wrong?

Being an American is being generous and big-heartedness.

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