CHEMED to Offer Free Health Screenings and Activities in Recognition of Nat’l. Health Center Week

Posted on July 25, 2016 By

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, Tuesday, August 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in recognition of National Health Center Week, now in its 51st year.

Senator Robert Singer, 30th Legislative District, vice chairman of the Ocean County Board of Health, will present a proclamation from the Senate in honor of National Health Center Week, August 7-13, 2016.

Screenings and activities at CHEMED will include Dermascan Screening, a self-skin analysis by Horizon NJ Health; face painting and cholesterol screening by United Healthcare Community Plan; educational materials and giveaways from CHEMED Dental Department; nutritional and educational information from NJ SNAP-Ed – N.J. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program; and free disease education, support, and other valuable resources for those diagnosed with Crohns, Ulcerative Colitis, Psoriasis, Psoriatic Arthritis and Hidradenitis Suppurativa provided by ABBIVE (Immunology) Patient Outreach Services.

Sponsors of the CHEMED event are UnitedHealthcare and Amerigroup. The Ocean County Health Department will be attending.

National Health Center Week, August 7 – 13, 2016, 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 for the Hispanic community, at 732-364-2144 Ext. 218 or

About CHEMED: CHEMED provides comprehensive health and medical services, such as internal medicine, pediatrics, behavioral health, and dentistry, women’s health, radiology, among other services, all in one building. Uninsured and underinsured patients will be seen on a sliding-fee scale. To make an appointment, call 732-364-6666.