Free health screenings and wellness information will be offered at this year’s annual Eskenazi Health Center Westside Health Fair. This year’s fair will also feature a limited amount of free adult flu shots.

On Saturday, Oct. 15, Eskenazi Health Center Westside, along with the Indiana University School of Medicine Internal Medicine Student Interest Group, will present the 19th annual Eskenazi Health Center Westside Health Fair at 2732 W. Michigan St. in Indianapolis. The free health fair, which is organized and run by IU School of Medicine students, will be open to the entire community from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

“We always look forward to hosting this annual community  health fair, which gives everyone the opportunity to receive essential screenings and to learn more about their health,” said Dr. Neeta Agarwal, chief physician executive at Eskenazi Health Center Westside. “This will be the 19th time that we’ve hosted this event and we hope the health fair will be a catalyst for people to have regular health checkups.”

Health screenings provided during the fair will include blood pressure, diabetes, dental and vision, and there will also be a special town hall meeting covering important health care topics. Participants may visit a wide variety of informational booths, providing resources in areas such as weight loss/exercise, Hispanic resources, WIC, mental health and primary care services. Education will also be offered on paying for health care, women’s health, STDs, domestic violence, nutrition and much more. Spanish interpreters and bilingual pamphlets and health information will also be available.

Eskenazi Health Center Westside, which is located west of the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) campus in the Haughville neighborhood, provides a wide variety of health care services to the public, including primary care for adults and children, along with specialty services, such as OB/GYN, social services and nutrition counseling. The center is one of 10 Eskenazi Health Center sites located throughout Indianapolis. For more information about the Eskenazi Health Center Westside Health Fair, please call 317.554.4600.