Free Health Screenings Available Aug. 5 during Eskenazi Health Event

Information about a variety of health-related subjects also available

Indianapolis, July 26, 2017 – On Saturday, Aug. 5, several local organizations will team up to offer free health screenings and helpful resources to the public at the Eskenazi Health Community Day Health Fair.

This year’s event will be at Eskenazi Health West 38th Street, 5515 W. 38th Street. The fair will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and is hosted by three Eskenazi Health locations, Eskenazi Health West 38th Street, Eskenazi Health Center Blackburn and Eskenazi Health Center Westside.

Everyone attending the fair will have the opportunity to meet nurses who provide care at the health center. Free health screenings provided to visitors will include blood pressure, BMI, diabetes, vision, oral health screenings and more. Free sports physicals will be available for everyone ages 10-21.

Knowledgeable personnel will be on hand at information booths covering a wide variety of health topics including but not limited to mental health, health insurance, CPR training, adolescent health, women’s health and nutrition.

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.

All guests will be eligible for door prizes and giveaways, and everyone is invited to attend a special 11 a.m. Town Hall Meeting. 

Eskenazi Health Rehabilitation Services outpatient and other areas will be showcased at the health fair, and attendees will also have the opportunity to dispose of unwanted prescription medications during the event: One medication per container and no controlled or illegal substances.

“We want everyone to come to Eskenazi Health for their primary care needs, and our health fair is the perfect time to visit our outstanding Eskenazi Health West 38th Street facility and learn about health care and receive our free health screenings,” said Dr. Ken Klotz, chief medical officer for the Eskenazi Health Center. “Our friendly and knowledgeable staff looks forward to welcoming children to receive a free check-up or sports physical before returning back to school.”

Eskenazi Health West 38th Street brings comprehensive health care to the area served by the International Marketplace Coalition, formerly the Lafayette Square Area Coalition, in a way that is environmentally friendly, culturally focused and available for all. The facility was designed to represent a community center that also offers health care.

Eskenazi Health West 38th Street provides primary care for everyone with services including health and wellness programs, prenatal care, urgent care, radiology, physical therapy, gynecological services, orthopedic services, integrated pain services, mammograms, dental services, sports medicine and other diagnostic testing services. For more information about the Eskenazi Health West 38th Street Fair, please call 317.880.0107.

Coincidentally, this year’s Eskenazi Health Community Day Health Fair will take place just before the 2017 National Health Center Week, Aug. 13-19. The theme for this year’s nationwide celebration is “Celebrating America’s Health Centers:  The Key to Healthier Communities.” As local community owned and operated businesses, Health Centers serve over 25 million Americans at more than 9,000 delivery sites in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and U.S. territories.

 

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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.

CONTACT: Tom Surber
Phone: 317.880.4793
Cell: 317.402.9327
Pager: 317.310.5972
Email: thomas.surber@eskenazihealth.edu