Free Health Clinics on May 1 and 2

CHHS students help set up supplies for free clinic along with teachers Mark Sack and Bob Swaggard

CH-UH students proudly help with preparations for MedWorks event

Too many Northeast Ohio residents have to do without health care because they lack insurance. So when students in the A.V.I.D. program at Cleveland Heights High School were asked to volunteer their time to help with the preparations for the upcoming MedWorks event to be held at the Cleveland Free Clinic, they happily volunteered.

On Saturday and Sunday, May 1 and 2, volunteer doctors, nurses, dentists, and optometrists will provide free medical, dental and vision exams and prescription eyeglasses. Pediatric appointments will also be available.

The A.V.I.D. program at Heights High (Advancement Via Individual Determination) promotes service to the community. This year, A.V.I.D. teachers, Mark Sack and Bob Swaggard have steered the students toward focusing on the important and timely topic of access to health care and helping send medical supplies to needy parts of the world. 

To help prepare for the event, the 9th- and 10-th grade A.V.I.D. students volunteered their after-school time at the MedWorks Ohio storage facility in Mayfield Heights. The students prepared "medical bins" with supplies and equipment that will be used by doctors and nurses during the event.   

Appointments must be made and will be available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 1 and May 2 at the Free Clinic, 12201 Euclid Ave. Anyone is eligible for the free care, regardless of their income or where they live. To learn more about the event or for information on making an appointment, visit or days for making the appointments are Monday, April 19 and Tuesday, April 20.

Angee Shaker is the coordinator of communications and community engagement for the Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District.

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