By Staff Sgt. Sean Riley, ASC Public AffairsDecember 15, 2008
ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. - Active-duty military personnel and their dependents may be eligible to receive free chiropractic care from Palmer Chiropractic Clinics. The services include chiropractic exams, adjustments, radiological imaging, laboratory work and rehabilitation at any of Palmer's clinics across the nation.
Two participating clinics are located in the Quad-City area, one in Rock Island and another in Davenport, Iowa. A third clinic is slated to open next year in Moline. Palmer clinics in San Jose, Calif., and Port Orange, Fla., also provide the complimentary service.
"Palmer Chiropractic Clinics support our country's military personnel and veterans for their contributions and service," said Darren Garrett, executive director of marketing and public relations for Palmer College. "By providing chiropractic care, the Palmer Clinics can do its part to help ensure that active and reserve duty personnel maintain a combat-ready state of health and well-being."
This service is available to active duty servicemembers and their families without chiropractic benefits covered by personal, employer-provided, or state or federal entitlement health insurance. TRICARE does not cover chiropractic care - http://tricare.mil/mybenefit/home/Medical/IsItCovered.jsp
Palmer's offer does not extend to durable medical equipment, nutritional supplements or like goods.
This service is also available for National Guard and Reserve Soldiers who have been called to active duty and their dependents under the same provisions as active-duty members.
Military veterans classified as being 50 percent or more disabled by the Veteran's Administration are also entitled.
Eligible personnel may contact any Palmer Chiropractic Clinics location to schedule an appointment. Contact information for the clinics is available on the Palmer website at www.palmer.edu. Click on "patients" in the left-hand navigation
bar and then click on "clinic locations."
For queries, contact the Army Sustainment Command Public Affairs Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 309-782-5421.