Eskenazi Health Center Cottage Corner Health Fair Offers Free Health Screenings

Limited amount of free flu shots to be offered at health fair on Saturday, Oct. 28

Indianapolis, Oct. 17, 2017 – As the seasons change and colder weather approaches, it is important to maintain regular health screenings. On Saturday, Oct. 28, Eskenazi Health Center Cottage Corner, the Indianapolis Fraternal Order of Police and community organizations are partnering to present the 22nd annual Eskenazi Health Center Cottage Corner Health Fair.

The Eskenazi Health Center Cottage Corner Health Fair will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1434 S. Shelby St. in Indianapolis. No cost health screenings will include blood pressure and dental screenings, as well as a limited number of flu vaccines for those 9 years of age and older. Fountain Square Eye Clinic will also be providing free glaucoma eye screenings.

In addition, Eskenazi Health will have a dedicated staff of navigators available to assist with health insurance enrollment, and a toll-free phone number – 1.855.202.1053 – has been established to connect patients with staff who can answer questions and provide assistance in navigating the various health coverage options available.

To mark the day, Halloween trick-or-treat snacks will be provided by Eskenazi Health Food & Nutrition Services. Free parking and activities will also be available, compliments of the Indianapolis Fraternal Order of Police, located across the street from the health center. Youngsters may also look forward to exploring an Eskenazi Health security vehicle and an Indianapolis Fire Department fire truck.

Several organizations will be on hand at the health fair providing giveaways to attendees including Mommy to Be, (baby beds and car seats), the YMCA (bags, shirts, pens, notebooks), the Indianapolis Business Bureau (consumer education materials including pens, notepads, etc.) and Teamsters Local 135 (healthy snacks). Prairie Farms has donated 300 cartons of vanilla, chocolate and strawberry milk for the event, and there will also be staff members from the Eskenazi Health Pharmacy available to take unwanted non-narcotic medications for disposal.

“We’re excited for everyone in the community to visit the Eskenazi Health Center Cottage Corner Health Fair to take advantage of our free health screenings and learn about the many services we provide,” said Dr. Mark Tiritilli, chief physician executive at Eskenazi Health Center Cottage Corner. “Our medical experts look forward to speaking with our visitors about a variety health-related topics to improve their health.”

Eskenazi Health Center Cottage Corner provides health care services for the community in the areas of family planning, social services, primary care, and dental services. The center is one of 10 Eskenazi Health Center sites located throughout Indianapolis. For more information about the Eskenazi Health Center Cottage Corner Health Fair, please call 317.655.3200.

 

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For nearly 160 years, Eskenazi Health has provided high-quality, cost-effective, patient-centered health care to the residents of Marion County and Central Indiana. Accredited by The Joint Commission, nationally recognized programs include a Level I trauma center, regional burn center, comprehensive senior care program, women’s and children’s services, teen and adolescent care programs, Eskenazi Health Midtown Community Mental Health, and a network of primary care sites located throughout the neighborhoods of Indianapolis known as Eskenazi Health Center. In partnership with the Regenstrief Institute, Eskenazi Health conducts groundbreaking work that informs health information technology around the globe. Eskenazi Health also serves as the sponsoring hospital for Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services. As the public hospital division of the Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County (HHC), Eskenazi Health partners with the Indiana University School of Medicine whose physicians provide a comprehensive range of primary and specialty care services. In December 2013, Eskenazi Health moved to its new main campus and opened the brand new Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital. The new modern and efficient facility is Central Indiana’s first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Gold health care campus and offers unique features like a one-of-a-kind sky farm and extensive art collection. The Eskenazi Health Foundation was the recipient of $40 million gift from Indianapolis couple Sidney and Lois Eskenazi to assist with building the brand new hospital facilities. HHC recognized this generous gift by naming the new hospital and health system in the Eskenazis’ honor.