Health Care in the Bootheel

Heart to Heart International providing care in the Bootheel of Missouri through Operation Trident.

Rural Americans face significant obstacles in health care access, including geographic isolation, limited job opportunities, and lack of health care providers. In fact, many rural communities are deemed Health Professional Shortage Areas.

To help combat these challenges in the Bootheel of Missouri, HHI has partnered with the U.S. Department of Defense and Delta Area Economic Opportunity Corporation. Through this collaboration, an HHI volunteer medical team, along with military servicemen and women, will provide no-cost medical, dental and optical care to patients who are uninsured, underinsured or in need of quality care.

There are no income guidelines or residency restrictions to receive care. Providers will conduct physical exams and address acute and chronic needs of patients. The HHI medical team began treating patients on June 14, 2019, and will continue working through June 22, 2019.