Free health screenings available at Eskenazi Health Center Pecar on May 6
Indianapolis, April 19, 2017 – Everyone will have the opportunity to enjoy free snacks, door prizes, face painting and health screenings while visiting dozens of health and information booths at the 12th annual Eskenazi Health Center Pecar Family Health Fest.
The Eskenazi Health Center Pecar Family Health Fest will be held at 6940 N. Michigan Rd. on Saturday, May 6. The free health fair will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is open to the entire community. A team of health care professionals will be on hand to answer questions and administer health screenings in a fun and family-friendly atmosphere.
“We always look forward to the Eskenazi Health Center Pecar Family Health Fest as a great opportunity to interact with our community and allow the public to explore the variety of services we offer at our health center,” said Dr. Deanna Reinoso, chief physician executive of Eskenazi Health Center Pecar. “We’re proud to offer our world-class health care services to this wonderful international community, and we look forward to seeing everybody here.”
Health screenings available during the fair include blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol, STD/HIV testing, vision and much more. Participants will also have the opportunity to visit a number of information booths on topics such as nutrition, health insurance, WIC, dental, mental health, community resources, safe sleep, care coordination services and more.
In addition to the numerous health screenings and informational booths, there will also be music, snacks and fun activities. Face painting for kids will also be offered, and door prizes will be awarded throughout the event.
Eskenazi Health Center Pecar, which is located on the Jim and Lois Ackerman Health Campus, provides a medical home for families in the areas of internal and family medicine, pediatrics and adolescent care, family planning, dental care and social services.
The center is one of 11 Eskenazi Health community health center sites located throughout Indianapolis. The center opened in 2003 to benefit Northwest Indianapolis residents and was established in memory of Philip and Vivian Pecar. The center is a collaborative initiative of the Marion County Public Health Department, Eskenazi Health Center and Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County.
This year’s fair sponsors include the Marion County Public Health Department, Eskenazi Health Center and Hinckley Springs. For more information about the Eskenazi Health Center Pecar Family Health Fest, please call 317.266.2901.
CONTACT: Tom Surber
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.