The clinical healthcare programs at New York City College of Technology (City Tech), in Downtown Brooklyn, have made a commitment to veterans in conjunction with Veterans Day: “We serve those who have given so much in service to us.” On Monday, November 12, veterans can receive free care in the College’s Dental Hygiene Clinic as well as its Vision Care Clinic.
The Dental Hygiene Clinic is available, with 1 PM and 6 PM clinic start times. Vets can receive a wide range of services free of charge, from oral cancer exams to selective polishing, and everything in between. Appointments should be made in advance by calling 718.260.5074. The clinic is accredited by the American Dental Association’s Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) and the services offered are more complete than one would likely receive in a dentist’s office.
The Vision Care Clinic is available by appointment on November 12, from 8:30 AM until 2:00 PM. Appointments can be made by calling 718.260.5298. Vets will receive free eye exams and free frames if they purchase lenses (at least 30% below retail prices).
Robert Timmins, coordinator of the Office of Veterans Support Services said, “We are delighted that City Tech is offering these services to veterans. It is our great privilege to work with the more than 250 veterans seeking a City Tech degree.”
Dr. David Smith, dean of the School of Professional Studies at City Tech said, “It is my very great pleasure to support our service-related disciplines, and even more so when we can help honor those who have put their lives on the line in the defense of our country.”
Both clinics are in City Tech’s new Academic Complex at 285 Jay Street, at the corner of Tillary and Jay. The Dental Hygiene Clinic is on the 7th floor, with the reception area adjacent to the elevators. The Vision Care clinic is on the 8th floor, in room 803.