On April 9, Outreach Clinic, a non-profit organization that addresses health disparities and provides health screening, education and awareness, will host its 3rd annual Health Fair at the Community House at Central Park at Mill Creek beginning at 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Outreach Clinic, composed of physicians and pre-health students, has partnered with Dignity Health, San Joaquin Hospital and the Kern County Public Health Department. Together, they will provide health screenings for diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, child vaccinations and health education. Organizations, including Omni Health and Clinica Sierra Vista, will also attend to help participants enroll in insurance programs.
“Many in Kern County are lacking health care coverage, especially in underserved areas,” said Outreach Clinic Co-Founder and Vice President Dr. Sarah Gonzalez in a news release. “The main objective of our health fairs is to help people, especially those in underserved populations, get appropriate health screenings, health education and to get enrolled in a health insurance program.
There will also be free food for participants and events that focus on exercise and healthy eating for children.
All services are free to the community. For more information, visit the website at outreachclinic.org.