Free Mobile Health Fair on June 22
A free Mobile Health Fair offering health screenings and education will be held Saturday, June 22, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Forest Hill Church, Presbyterian, in Cleveland Heights.
Free screenings will include measurements of blood pressure; height, weight, and body mass index; vision, including glaucoma, random dot E, near visual and distance acuity; basic hearing; oral screenings for dental issues; and glucose testing.
After the screening, participants will meet with either a physician or registered nurse who will answer questions, interpret screening results, and make referrals if necessary. Although no diagnosis or treatment will be made, participants needing follow-up care will be matched with local agencies that can provide that care. Lists of free or low-cost clinics will be available, along with information on benefits for low-income children.
The Central Ohio Diabetes Association will follow up on any high glucose readings. A limited number of free glucose monitors and test strips will be available to known diabetics.
The vision screening will include forms for free eyewear and eye exams for those who qualify.
Free health and hygiene kits will be given out, and information will be available on dental care, nutrition and exercise, cancer, high blood pressure/hypertension and heart disease, family planning and sexually transmitted diseases, maternal and child health, mental health and family life issues, substance abuse, diabetes and asthma/COPD.
Forest Hill Church is located at 3031 Monticello Blvd. For more information call 216-321-2660.
Peg Weissbrod is a freelance writer and publicity coordinator/webmaster for Forest Hill Church, Presbyterian, in Cleveland Heights.