10th annual Anaheim Free Health Fair set for April 2 and 3

The Anaheim Free Health Fair includes free wellness checks, dental cleanings, hearing tests, vision screenings, and voluntary marrow donor sign-ups.

Free medical, dental and vision services ­­and more will be offered at Anaheim’s annual health fair, taking place this weekend at the Anaheim Convention Center. The health screenings and services will be available for family members of all ages, and all are welcome.

The free event takes place on Saturday, April 2, and Sunday, April 3, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the convention center’s Hall E. Free parking will be available at the West Street entrance.

This year celebrates the health fair’s 10th anniversary. Each year, more than 150 doctors, health care professionals and community members volunteer their time to provide vital health screenings and services. Since 2007, more than 8,000 attendees have benefitted from the free event, helping to build healthier communities.

Services include:

  • Bone density and strength measurement
  • Chiropractic and acupuncture services
  • Cholesterol checks (lipid profile requires eight hours fasting prior)
  • Dental cleanings, extractions and fillings
  • Diabetes (glucose) and anemia (hemoglobin) tests
  • Hearing tests
  • Heart checks (EKG)
  • Medical and surgical specialist consultations
  • Physical exams (vital signs and screenings)
  • Vision services (eye exams and eyeglasses vouchers)
  • Voluntary bone marrow donor program sign-ups
  • Women’s services (mammograms: patient qualifications required)

The Anaheim Health Fair, open to anyone in need of health services as well as for those looking for updates to ensure optimal wellness, is presented by founding partners the city of Anaheim, the Anekant Community Center and GBS Linens, Inc., along with recently added partner Lestonnac Free Clinic. The event is co-chaired by Anaheim Council Member Jordan Brandman and Anaheim Mayor Pro Tem Lucille Kring.

“We at the city have worked hard with our partners to make sure that some of the finest medical professionals are available for this event,” Brandman said. “These are the types of community services that are so critical to our neighborhoods, and I hope you’ll take advantage of this great opportunity and attend.”

“The Anaheim Health Fair is a tremendous event, and thousands of people have been helped over the years,” Kring said. “It is my honor to be involved, as we celebrate its 10th year. If you are in need of health care services, I encourage you to attend.”

Event co-organizer Dr. Nitin Shah added, “Why offer free health screenings? Because health is the best wealth one can ever have.”

The health fair is made possible by generous sponsors, including: Platinum Sponsors GBS Linens Inc. and the Anaheim Convention Center; Gold Sponsors Drs. Bharat and Ninna Patel Family Foundation, Aramark, Brown Bag Brigade, PSAV and Freeman; Silver Sponsors Anaheim Public Utilities, CARE Ambulance Service Inc., Kaiser Permanente, Marriott Anaheim, Orange County Water District, Republic Services, SA Recycling, CalOptima, The Clubhouse at Anaheim Hills and SoCalTamil.

The Anaheim Convention Center is at 800 E. Katella Ave. Anaheim, CA 92806. For general information please call (714) 765-5162. For medical related questions, please call Dr. Shah at 562-244-9035.

Yellow Cab is offering free transportation within the city of Anaheim limits to and from the Anaheim Convention Center. Please call 714-999-9999 for more information. Please mention the Anaheim Health Fair when making the request for transportation.

For more information please visit www.anaheim.net/healthfair.

The article above was released by the City of Anaheim