CHEMED Recognizes Nat’l Health Center Week with Three Days of Free Screenings and Activities

Posted on July 31, 2013 By

As part of National Health Center Week, the public is invited to free screenings, health-related events and giveaways for adults and children August 13, 14 and 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at CHEMED (The Center for Health Education, Medicine and Dentistry) a federally qualified health care center, 1771 Madison Avenue, Lakewood, N.J.

On all three days, an educator from Rutgers will answer questions about calcium consumption in children and educate parents about the importance of calcium through the Rutgers Snap Ed Calcium Campaign for kids.

Tuesday, August 13 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Horizon NJ Health is offering free glucose and blood pressure screenings in its mini-van, parked outside CHEMED. Children will receive coloring books and can win prizes by answering questions after spinning the Health Wheel.

Wednesday, August 14 a health educator from Amerigroup Community Care will provide information about immunizations. BMI screenings will be available, and children ages 5 to 18 can receive dental screenings, with no appointments necessary.

On Thursday, August 15, United Health Care Community Plan will sponsor giveaways, and health screenings and cholesterol checks from10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the mini-van, parked outside CHEMED. Caricatures for children will be available. N.J.

State Senator Robert W. Singer, the senior member of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee and vice chair of the Ocean County Board of Health, is expected to arrive at 11:00 a.m. to meet and greet CHEMED staff and patients.

National Health Center Week, August 11-17, 2013, sponsored by HRSA (the Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 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.

About CHEMED: CHEMED provides comprehensive health and medical services, such as internal medicine, pediatrics, behavioral health, dentistry, cardiology, and endocrinology, among other fields, all in one building. Private patients are welcome along with uninsured and underinsured. Uninsured patients will be seen on a sliding-fee scale, based on an ability to pay. To make an appointment, call 732-364-6666.