The Health Department’s Maternal and Child Health and Children with Special Health Care Needs Program will hold free health fairs for children throughout the summer, according to a statement from the department.
The first in a series of mini-health fairs will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the Savan Boys’ Club. Doctors will offer free clinical evaluations, administer immunizations and provide counseling on nutrition, growth development and other health topics. Educational materials will also be distributed to participants.
“Our mission is to provide the clients and community we serve with accessible, family-centered health services that promote the wellbeing of children and families,” Dr. Arlene Lockridge, the MCH director, said in a statement.
Schedules for other communities will be announced closer to the date of activity and residents are encouraged to check the department’s website for regular updates at www.healthvi.org.
The MCH program serves children from birth to 21, and during its regularly scheduled hours provides audiology, speech therapy, physical therapy, general pediatric services, prenatal and services for children with special healthcare needs territorywide.
Friday’s outreach is open to the public and appointments are not necessary. Parents, however, should bring a form of ID and their children’s birth certificates and immunization cards, Lockridge said.