Operation Empower Health

Operation Empower Health Offers No Cost Healthcare to Chatham County May 10th – 18th

More than four hundred service members from every branch of the military are traveling to Savannah to provide no cost medical, dental, vision and veterinary services for more than 6,000 people in the community and surrounding region. The Department of Defense chose Savannah as the flagship site for the 2018 Innovative Readiness Training Program, a U.S. military training opportunity that provides real-life deployment training and readiness for military personnel while addressing public and civil-society needs.

Labeled as, Operation Empower Health – Greater Savannah, troops will be at four locations throughout the Chatham County for nine days in order to provide no cost health care services for those 18-years-old from May 10th – 18th. No proof of income, residency or picture ID is required to receive care. .

Services offered through Operation Empower Health – Greater Savannah include; 

Physical exams
Sports exams
Patient education


Eye exams
Fabrication of glasses

Spay/neuter (only at Civic Center and Pet Fix Savannah; not available on the 11, 12, 13 or 19; by appointment only)
General exams
Rabies vaccinations

Services will be provided on a first come, first serve basis from 8am until 4pm at the following locations.

Georgia Southern University’s Armstrong Campus
11935 Abercorn Street
Savannah, Ga. 31419

Savannah Civic Center
301 W. Oglethorpe Avenue
Savannah, Ga. 31401

Savannah State University
Tiger Arena
3219 College Street
Savannah, Ga. 31404
Photo ID required to get on campus

Garden City Recreation Department
160 Priscilla D Thomas Road
Garden City, Ga. 31408

To Learn more about the Innovative Readiness Training program visit irt.defense.gov/ and to get more information on Operation Empower Health – Greater Savannah, visit sjchs.org.