Bronx, NY — YOU and YOUR FAMILY are invited to Bronx Community College to partake of FREE health information and screenings that may help you live longer. The PUBLIC IS INVITED to the fair which takes place at BCC, University Avenue and West 181st Street, Colston Hall, Lower-Level, on Thursday, April 27, 11:00 a.m. – 3 p.m. (www.bcc.cuny.edu for directions)
Six mobile medical vans will be parked in front of Meister Hall, provided by Bronx Lebanon Hospital for medical screening for diabetes, cholesterol, blood pressure, dental health, and mammograms; American-Italian Cancer Foundation, offering FREE mammograms; League for the Hard of Hearing, hearing screenings; Planned Parenthood; Bronx AIDS Services, HIV testing.
Representatives at Colston Hall will include the New York City Health and Mental Hygiene Department, Alcoholism Council of New York, American Lung Association, Bronx Parent Resource Center, NYC Police and Fire Deparments, Citizens Advice Bureau, Hutchinson Metro Eye Surgeon, Icla DaSilva Foundation for Bone Marrow.
You will be able to question experts about issues such as nutrition, obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure. Test your eyes, measure your cholesterol. Ask questions about family planning and find out about free and low cost health insurance enrollment. Take a rapid HIV test that gives results in a half hour. Seeking info about donating blood and how to become a bone marrow match? Find out at BCC. Bring the children and pick up goodies such as, calculators, pens, and many other fun giveaways. There will be a special free raffle for a CD player and digital camera.
Experts will also answer questions on environmental health issues such as lead poisoning. Ask about reproductive and maternal health, teen violence, aging, Alzheimer’s, tuberculosis, epilepsy, substance abuse, and free and low-cost health insurance enrollment.
Please come to the 33rd Health Fair. It should be fun and productive. For more information, please call (718) 289-5858.