Wishard Health Services Health Fair Targets Men
Fourteenth annual Men’s Health Fair offers free health screenings and checks Saturday, June 16
CONTACT: Todd Harper
Phone: (317) 630-7808
Pager: (317) 310-5972
, June 1, 2012 – It’s no secret that many men don’t enjoy going to the doctor. Studies have shown for years when it comes to their health, men trail the opposite sex in nearly every category.
On Saturday, June 16, the day before Fathers’ Day, Wishard Health Services
hopes to change this trend and help men receive the medical attention they need. Wishard
and several community organizations will be partnering for the annual Men’s Health Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Blackburn Health Center
, located at 2700 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street in Indianapolis.
"Many men don’t receive regular health checks for a variety of reasons," said Dr. Delise Webber, a physician at Blackburn Health Center
. "What better Father's Day gift can you give than encouraging your father, brother or son to come out and get the important care they need to stay healthy."
Health care professionals will be on hand to answer questions and provide free mini-physical exams for men during the fair. Free health screenings will also be offered including blood pressure, body mass index, diabetes, CPR training, cholesterol, dental and HIV and STD screenings.
Dr. Webber said even if men have visited a doctor recently, the event offers a chance to follow up on blood pressure, cholesterol and prostate health information. She said if the readings raise a red flag, referrals and follow up appointments can be arranged immediately.
Sponsors for this year’s Men’s Health Fair include Wishard Health Services
, Marion County Public Health Department, Eskenazi Medical Group, Financial Health Federal Credit Union, St. Margaret’s Hospital Guild and Indianapolis EMS. Kenny’s Barbershop will once again be providing free haircuts.
The Blackburn Health Center
, one of 10 Wishard health centers, provides health care services for the community in primary care, family planning and social and dental services. For more information about the health fair, please call Milton Flowers at 317-931-4306.