EIHC offers Saturday vaccine clinics, free transportation

Eastern Iowa Health Center in Cedar Rapids is offering eight Saturday clinics for individuals interested in receiving free COVID-19 vaccines and boosters. The clinics are part of an effort to encourage people to get fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including bivalent COVID-19 vaccine booster doses. 

The first clinic will be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18.

Another way the Eastern Iowa Health Center is easing access to full vaccinations is through transportation. The center is partnering with the Neighborhood Transportation Service (NTS) to offer transportation services during clinic times. NTS will pick people up at their homes for free for their appointments.

“At Eastern Iowa Health Center, we serve a large percentage of the population who (are) struggling to make ends meet, and we know time and transportation are the big obstacles standing in their way,” said Joe Lock, president & CEO, in a news release. “These clinics are our way of removing those obstacles so everyone in Cedar Rapids and the surrounding area can get fully vaccinated against COVID-19.”

The Saturday clinics will be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 18 and 25, March 18 and 25, April 15 and 22 and May 13 and 20. To make an appointment, call (319) 730-7300.

Eastern Iowa Health Center offers a range of services to help improve physical, emotional and mental health. Family medicine, pediatrics, women’s health, dental and behavioral health services are all available. The center accepts Medicaid, Medicare, Iowa Health and Wellness and most private insurance plans. It serves patients’ health needs, regardless of their ability to pay.

To learn more, visit the center’s website. For appointments and assistance, call (319) 730-7300.