Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Free health fair offers services, screenings
to uninsured adults, children in Fayette Co.
Uninsured adults and children in the Fayette County area can take advantage of free health services and screenings at a community health fair sponsored by University of Kentucky College of Medicine Saturday, Aug. 11.
The Multicultural Community Health Fair, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., will include indoor and outdoor health-related activities and screenings at 807 S. Limestone St. on UK’s campus, across the street from the Kentucky Clinic.
The free health services and screenings will include blood sugar checks, physical exams, and dental services, among other things. In addition to students from the College of Medicine, students from the UK College of Dentistry, College of Pharmacy, College of Nursing, College of Public Health and College of Health Sciences will participate in providing care to underserved patients in Fayette County.
Initiated in the spring of 2000, the event was previously known as the Hispanic Health Fair and has helped 350 to 500 individuals annually in the Latino community with free health services. This year, in an effort to better serve the entire community, individuals of all races and ethnicities are encouraged to attend with organizers anticipating serving 750 to 1,000 patients.
Free parking for the event will be available in the new New UK Chandler Hospital parking garage off South Limestone, as well as the parking lot on the east side of Press Ave marked “Employee.” The health fair can also be accessed with direct stops from Lextran routes #5 and #23.