Free Health Screenings Available Aug. 11 during Eskenazi Health Event

Indianapolis, July 25, 2018 –Eskenazi Health will offer free health screenings and helpful resources to the public on Saturday, Aug. 11, 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 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This year’s event is hosted by three Eskenazi Health locations, Eskenazi Health West 38th Street, Eskenazi Health Center Blackburn and Eskenazi Health Center Westside. Radio One is also partnering with Eskenazi Health for the event.

Free health screenings offered to visitors will include blood pressure, body mass index, diabetes, vision, oral health and more. Everyone attending the fair will have the opportunity to meet nurses and staff who provide care at the health center. Free sports physicals will be available for everyone ages 10-18 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

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 demonstrations from Indianapolis EMS, adolescent health, women’s health, nutrition and more.

In addition, Eskenazi Health staff will lead tours of the facility. 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.

All guests will be eligible for door prizes and giveaways, there will be a bounce house for the kids, a Zumba class 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.

“This is the ideal time for everyone to visit our newest health center, Eskenazi Health West 38th Street, to receive necessary free health screenings and learn about health care by speaking with our knowledgeable experts,” said Dr. Ken Klotz, chief medical officer for Eskenazi Health Center. “Eskenazi Health is the perfect place to come for your primary care needs, and our friendly staff looks forward to welcoming everyone to what promises to be a great day.”

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.

For more information about the Eskenazi Health West 38th Street Fair, please call 317.880.0057.

For the second consecutive year, the Eskenazi Health Community Day Health Fair at our West 38th Street facility will take place just before the National Health Center Week, Aug. 12-18, 2018. The theme for this year’s nationwide celebration is “Celebrating America’s Health Centers:  Home of America’s Health Care Heroes.” As local community owned and operated businesses, Health Centers serve over 27 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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