YourTown Health is proud to announce that it will take part in Congressman David Scott’s 13th annual health fair on Saturday, August 19th. Everyone is invited to the free event, which will be held at Mundy’s Mill High School, 9652 Fayetteville Road, Jonesboro, from 9am until 2pm.
The YTH team will provide free dental screenings as well as free health screenings for blood pressure, depression, HIV, and body mass index (BMI). Also, anyone who visits the booth will receive a voucher to come in to the YTH clinic for free lab work including thyroid screening, hepatitis C and blood lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides).
The health fair coincides with National Health Center Week, which is August 13 – 19. Events will be held all across the country to celebrate. National Health Center Week was started to create awareness of the mission and accomplishments of America’s health centers, which serve more than 25 million people, often in areas medically underserved. They have become the key to healthier communities in our country’s search for affordable primary care. They not only prevent illness and promote wellness, community health centers treat patients for a fraction of the average cost of one emergency room visit. Because of their record of success in reducing chronic disease while managing health care costs, they have a proud tradition of bipartisan support in Congress.
“I can’t think of a better way to celebrate than to spend it helping the people of Jonesboro receive quality care,” said Jon W. Wollenzien, Jr., Chief Executive Officer. “We’re honored to be a part of Congressman Scott’s community event,” he added.
To learn more, follow #NHCW17 on Twitter or visit www.healthcenterweek.org.
YourTown Health is a non-profit network of six community health centers serving the communities of Meriwether, Pike, Lamar, Carroll, Coweta and South Fulton counties for over 35 years. The centers provide access to quality primary care, pediatric care, women’s care, dental care and more, regardless of a patient’s ability to pay. The Palmetto location features dentistry, a pharmacy, plus obstetrics and gynecology services, as well as a fully bilingual medical staff. YourTown Health – Your Family. Your Health. YourTown. For more information, please visit www.yourtownhealth.com.