Share the Health Fair to Offer Free Screenings and Other Services

January 4, 2018

Free screenings and other health-related services will be available to the public on Saturday, Jan. 13, at the 18th annual Share the Health Fair, sponsored by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Wake Forest School of Medicine and the Northwest Area Health Enlightenment Center.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Downtown Health Plaza, 1200 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in . Registration closes at 3 p.m.

Family medicine physicians and specialists will be on hand along with medical students, physician assistant students, technicians and other health care professionals. Spanish-language interpreters will be available.

People attending the health fair can participate in a variety of screenings including blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol, HIV and syphilis, vision and glaucoma and mental health.

Attendees also can receive flu shots, consult with physical therapy and mobility specialists and receive information on short- and long-term care. Individuals who are found to have health issues that require further attention will be given referrals and information about their health concern.

The fair is open to adults regardless of age, insurance coverage, income level and/or immigration status. Child care will be provided.

Members of the Health Advocacy Project, part of the North Carolina Justice Center, will also be present to offer insurance advice.

For additional information, attendees can email [email protected] 

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