WEST PALM BEACH – The T. Leroy Jefferson Medical Society (TLJMS) will kick off its National Health Center Week celebration by hosting its 16th Annual Community Health Fair on Saturday, Aug. 6 at 9 a.m. (registration begins at 7:30 a.m.).
The event set for FoundCare’s Health Center, 2330 S. Congress Ave. in West Palm Beach, will feature guest speakers and a host of medical offerings such as immunizations, screenings, complimentary back-to-school physicals, family-fun activities and more.
The TLJMS will once again partner with the Center for Autism & Related Diseases (CARD) of Florida Atlantic University to provide autism screenings, and Komen South Florida to provide breast health education.
Services offered to children include the back-to-school physicals and immunizations for two-month-old infants up to 18-year-olds. Parents must bring immunization records for their children. Demonstrations for children’s car seats will also take place on-site.
Not only children can benefit from the medical society event. The daylong activities will also include health presentations and medical services for adults and caregivers. Key presentations on heart disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes will take place. Additional services will include dental screenings, pap smears, breast exams, and testing for vision, diabetes, blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol and HIV.
While the health fair is free to all, it focuses on offering health care and education to underserved, uninsured and at-risk community members.
“Once again the T. Leroy Jefferson Medical Society is very excited and extremely proud to offer the local community much needed free health services and health education as we have been doing in West Palm Beach since 1947,” said Dr. Seth J. Crapp, board vice-president of the medical society and Health Fair Committee chairperson. “Our free annual health fair, in partnership with FoundCare , Inc. is the prime opportunity each year for individuals and organizations alike to join us and support this noteworthy cause by volunteering, and/or donating school supplies and funds to help support the event. contact us today. We would love to partner with you.”
In addition to the T. Leroy Jefferson Medical Society and FoundCare, other sponsors of this year’s health fair include the Community Foundation for Palm Beach & Martin Counties, Merrill Lynch, Sanofi Foundation for North America, Good Samaritan Medical Center, St. Mary’s Medical Center, the Palm Beach County Safety Council, Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County, and Children’s Medical Services.
For more information about TLJMS and the health fair, visit www.tljmedicalsociety.org or call 561-318-0814.