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Miami Dade College Medical Campus

Miami Dade College Medical Campus to again Host its Free Community Health Fair Feb. 22


Miami Dade Medical Campus
950 NW 20 Street
8th Annual Free Community Health Fair from
9 a.m. - 1p.m., Saturday, Feb. 22

Health Fair Organizers Plan to Reach 2,000 Residents with Critical Screenings The 8th Annual Free Community Health Fair will offer a number of free tests and screenings for adults and children, many of whom do not have healthcare. The screenings include free mammograms, and tests for cholesterol levels, glucose, HIV, and much more. “Many people in the community lack access to primary care services. Screenings in these critical areas provide a baseline for individuals to know their health levels. The information can be lifesaving,” said the Dean of MDC’s School of Health Sciences Dr. Mark Everett.

Miami Dade College’s (MDC)Medical Campus will hold its popular 8th Annual Free Community Health Fair from9 a.m. - 1p.m., Saturday, Feb. 22. Services being offered at the fair include glucose, HIV and cholesterol tests, flu shots, a limited number of free mammograms, and dental, vision and blood pressure screenings. There will also be information on prenatal care, diabetes, asthma, pet care and stress relief. The MDC Health Fair is free and open to the public.

A “Stress Relief Zone” will include free chair massages, Zumba, nutrition information and other services. Medical information from area agencies and medical providers will be available in addition to important information on the Affordable Care Act. Representatives from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) will be on site to answer questions.

In addition to medical information and screenings, there will also be a Children’s Corner with face painting, a bounce house and the Colgate Bright Smiles Futures Mobile Dental Van. Additionally, Healthy Matthew will be here to speak to children about physical activity, nutrition and dental care.

”The fair’s main goal is to provide health information and services to those who might not otherwise get regular medical attention. The annual fair provides an opportunity to improve our community’s health and develop new strategies that will impact lives in a positive manner,” said Dr. Armando Ferrer, president, MDC Medical Campus.>More

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