ETX medical outreach June 11-13 at Van Jr. High | Events
From the Northeast Texas Health District:
The Texas Department of State Health Services is joining with local partners to bring free medical care to uninsured residents of East Texas next week. DSHS and the Northeast Texas Public Health District are supporting the East Texas Medical Outreach, an effort to provide a variety of preventive care and connect people in rural areas to ongoing medical care.
The outreach will take place June 11-13 at Van Junior High School at 630 S. Oak Street in Van. Registration is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Services include physical exams, vision and hearing tests, immunizations (please bring immunization records), mammography, and screenings for blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol and body mass index.
"People in rural areas generally have more limited access to health care,” said Dr. Paul McGaha, DSHS regional medical director in Tyler. “We want to offer the health services people need now, but we also want to help people connect with regular health care providers so they can continue to improve their overall health.”
The program seeks to promote fitness by educating participants about eating healthy foods, being physically active, avoiding tobacco, and other health topics. It also gives public health emergency responders an opportunity to practice providing care to large numbers of people.
Other participating organizations include the University of Texas at Tyler School of Nursing and Health Sciences, UT Health Northeast Family Medical Residency Program, Texas Military Forces, the Piney Woods Regional Advisory Council and Van Independent School District.
EAST TEXAS MEDICAL OUTREACH
JUNE 11—13, 2013
VAN JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL
630 S OAK ST, VAN, TEXAS 75790
REGISTRATION BEGINS AT 8:00 A.M. EACH MORNING
FREE PREVENTIVE AND PRIMARY CARE TO UNINSURED EAST TEXANS
VISION AND HEARING TESTS
NUTRITION AND HEALTH
EMERGENCY FAMILY PREPAREDNESS
LOCAL RESOURCE AND MEDICAL HOME REFERRALS
EAT HEALTHY FOODS—BE PHYSICALLY ACTIVE—AVOID TOBACCO IN ALL FORMS—FOLLOW THE ADVICE OF YOUR DOCTOR—KNOW YOUR NUMBERS—MANAGE YOUR HEALTH—GET REGULAR SCREENINGS
WANT TO LEARN HOW TO MAKE THESE CHANGES AND MORE?
VISIT US AT VAN JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL, JUNE 11-13!
YOU CAN MAKE THE CHANGE AND WE CAN HELP!
FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 1—877—340—8842
these services are for any uninsured East Texas who needs health info and basic health screenings, plu free preventative and primary care services.
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