Unity Health – A Day of Caring 2020
SEARCY, Ark., July 13, 2020 – For the last 23 years, Unity Health has hosted its medical
mission ‘A Day of Caring’ to help create a healthy community. Due to the current healthcare
landscape, this year’s event is called Community of Caring and will be held on Saturday, August
1, 9 a.m. – noon on Hawkins Drive in Searcy.
This mission is a community-wide outreach program, designed to help the uninsured and
underinsured residents of White County. Community of Caring will still serve the community
while practicing social distancing and safety guidelines. Unity Health is taking abundant
measures to keep associates, volunteers and community members safe during this event.
There will be free medical exams at the Searcy Medical Center Continuity Clinic, located
at 2900 Hawkins Dr. All participants will be screened for COVID-19 before entry and must wear
a mask. Kindergarten screenings and sports physicals will also be available. Due to COVID-19,
dental and eye exams are not available this year. Participants will also receive groceries, personal
care items, school supplies and informational resources at a drive-thru on Hawkins Drive across
from the Unity Health Emergency Department. Children should be present to receive school
Unity Health welcomes individuals, clubs, churches and organizations to be involved
through collecting items; the most needed items at this time are non-perishable food items.
Please call 501.278.3230 to schedule a time to drop-off donations. Unity Health is following
CDC guidelines regarding gatherings and not accepting additional volunteers at this time.
The White County Health Department will offer appointment only immunizations on
Friday, July 31, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at 112 Brantley Rd. in Searcy, and ARcare will provide
COVID-19 testing outside of Searcy Medical Center on an as-needed basis.