Free Health Screenings and Activities at CHEMED in Recognition of National Health Center Week

August 04, 2014

CHEMED (The Center for Health Education, Medicine and Dentistry), a federally qualified health care center, 1771 Madison Avenue, Lakewood, N.J., is inviting the public to participate in free screenings, health-related events and giveaways for adults and children, Wednesday, August 13 and Thursday, 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in recognition of National Health Center Week.

• On August 13 and 14: Attendees will receive information about immunizations, speech therapy, tummy time for infants, diabetes, asthma, nutrition and the Affordable Care Act.

• Wednesday, August 13:
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. –BMI Screening (Amerigroup)
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. – Cholesterol and Blood Pressure Screenings; Caricatures (United Health Care)
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. – Dermascan, self-skin analysis (Horizon NJ Health)
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Make Brushing Fun (CHEMED)
11:00 a.m. Meet Your Elected Officials: State Senator Robert Singer, Assemblyman Dave Rible, and Lakewood Mayor Menashe Miller
12:00 to 1:00 p.m. - Coloring Contest

• Thursday, August 14:
10:a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - Free Kids Dental Screening for children ages 5-13
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. – Dermascan, self-skin analysis (Horizon NJ Health)
12:00 to 1:00 p.m. - Coloring Contest

National Health Center Week, August 10-16, 2014, recognizes the outstanding role of community health centers as a safety net for underserved populations by delivering comprehensive, high-quality preventive and primary health care to patients regardless of their ability to pay.

For more information, contact Esther Garcia, patient liaison at 732-364-2144 Ext. 218 or egarcia@chemedhealth.org.
About CHEMED: CHEMED provides comprehensive health and medical services, such as internal medicine, pediatrics, behavioral health, and dentistry, among other fields, all in one building. Uninsured and underinsured patients will be seen on a sliding-fee scale. To make an appointment, call 732-364-6666.
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