Barton Health Hosts Free Community Health Fair Thursday | South of Lake Tahoe

Event date:

October 20, 2022 – 3:00 p.m.

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Barton Health is hosting a free Community Health Fair at Bijou Elementary School on Thursday, October 20 from 3-6 p.m. Open to all members of the community, this event is an opportunity to meet community care providers, receive preventative care, health screenings, and explore ways to manage your health and well-being.

Free health services including flu shots, COVID-19 shots and boosters, blood pressure checks, blood sugar testing, osteoporosis screening, assistance with registering for a Covered CA insurance, mobile dental services, concussion training and CPR training will be offered at the event. A complimentary meal will be provided by Tacos Por Favor Catering.

“We are excited to bring a variety of health and wellness resources directly to individuals and families in Bijou and surrounding communities,” said Robert Randolph, Director of Health and Wellness Operations at the population at Barton Health. “By meeting with community members closer to where they live and work, we hope to remove some of the common barriers and anxieties of visiting a healthcare system.”

More than a dozen other community organizations, including the El Dorado County Public Health and Family Resource Center, as well as other social service organizations, will be set up to meet with participants. Spanish interpretation services will be available.

“This is a great opportunity to keep up to date with vaccines on offer and have direct contact with Barton providers and other community health providers who can answer questions about health management,” said Randolph. “We look forward to learning more about the changing needs of our community members and empowering individuals and families to improve their health. »

The Community Health Fair will be held in the Multipurpose Room at Bijou Elementary School, 3501 Spruce Ave, South Lake Tahoe.

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