Friday, January 27, 2006

Free Health Fair Coming

CLEWISTON, FL. -- The Hendry/Glades Community Health Fair will be held on
Sunday, February
19, at the Clewiston Middle School 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Gates will
close at 3:00 pm. Last year there were over 500 people attending the
fair with 150 people taking advantage of medical exams. We had over 40
organizations set up with much needed educational materials and give
aways. Our goal is to continue to provide a full range of medical
services at no cost to the public. Medical
students as well as physician assistant, pharmacy, dentistry,
ophthalmology, physical and occupational therapy, audiology, and
nursing, local physicians, Nova Southeastern University Health
Profession faculty and local health care providers will be on hand.

Community physicians have volunteered their time to provide services and
supervise students. All medical students will be supervised by a
licensed practitioner. Screenings include blood pressure, glucose,
mammogram screening vouchers, bone density tests, eye/hearing exams, and
confidential HIV testing. Also additional
services such as body fat analysis, skin analyses for cancer risk and
skin type. Another exciting addition to this year's health fair will be
the presence of "Medicare Matters", trained staff will be on hand with
answers to questions about Medicare Part D. Participants will also be
able to sign on to a program with online access, or receive advice about
other methods for joining a plan. This is a valuable tool for our senior
and disabled citizens who are unable to access the internet to sort out
the various plans.

Interpreters will be on hand as well as Lake
Okeechobee Rural Health Network (LORHN) to assist with the prescription
assistance program. Participants will also be able to receive guidance
and referrals for follow up visits. There will be a bounce
house for the kids as well as a clown and face painting. Door prizes
will be given away all day and all participants will receive a BBQ lunch
- ALL FREE OF CHARGE. For additional information, contact 983-1123

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