Free dental care, flu shots offered for veterans in Tri-Cities

Free dental care will be offered to veterans on Oct. 21 as long as appointments last.

Aspen Dental’s MouthMobile will be making one of its stops in a cross-country tour in Kennewick, where it will partner with Goodwill.

It is a fully equipped dental office on wheels that also provides oral cancer screenings.

The Veterans Administration provides dental care only to veterans who are 100 percent disabled, have a service-related mouth injury or were prisoners of war, leaving many to purchase dental insurance or pay for dental care.

To make an appointment and for location information, call Ronald Alexander at 509-460-4703. Appointments are filling fast.

Free flu shots also are available through the Veterans Administration for its enrolled or VA-eligible veterans at its clinic in the Federal Building in Richland.

Walk-in patients are welcome from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.