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UK College of Medicine Students Prepare for Annual Free Community Health Fair

UK Free Health Fair
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Updated: 6/17/2013 12:38 pm
LEXINGTON, Ky.– The University of Kentucky College of Medicine, in collaboration with the colleges of pharmacy, dentistry, nursing, health sciences and communications, is preparing to host the annual free community health fair which provides services to underrepresented and uninsured residents in Lexington and the surrounding area.

This year's event has been set for 1 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, September 8th, at the BioPharm Building (College of Pharmacy), located at 789 South Limestone St. on UK's campus.

The UK Community Health Fair, organized by UK College of Medicine students, targets all underrepresented, uninsured, low-income and no-income persons interested in access to free health care. Among its many services, the health fair will offer blood pressure checks, women’s health care, nutritional assessments, hearing and vision screenings, blood glucose and HbA1c testing, and HIV testing.

For foreign language speakers attending the health fair, Spanish, Russian, Arabic and Mandarin interpreters will be available on-site. Children are welcome and a play area, including an inflatable moon bounce, will be available during the fair.

Free parking is available in the UK Chandler Hospital Parking Garage located at South Limestone at Transcript Avenue and in the UK “E” Lot on the corner of Press Avenue and Virginia Avenue. In addition, Lextran Route #5 stops at the fair site.

The Community Health Fair has been a tradition at the UK College of Medicine for almost 13 years and is entirely run by first-year medical students allowing them to be involved in making a contribution to the health of the community by providing access to free health services.

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