ODESSA, TX (KWES) - Saturday marked the first free pediatric clinic hosted by Texas Tech Physicians of the Permian Basin Family Medicine Department.
These clinic visits were free to patients under 18 years old. Over 50 residents took advantage of the free consultation with a physician.
Doctors tell us now is the perfect time to host the event, just in time for back-to-school.
"If the kids need certain things with vaccines, or if they need sports exams or if they need to be checked out. Sometimes when they're getting back to school they share infections with each other and get sick too. So it was a good opportunity," said Dr. Timothy L. Benton, M.D. of the Texas Tech Physicians of the Permian Basin.