Community Health Fair Features Screenings and Sports Physicals

The annual health fair offers any different kinds of screenings, most of them free of charge. (Photo: Andrew Shurtleff)

University of Virginia nurses and doctors will be on hand July 28 at Charlottesville's Booker T. Washington Park for the annual Community Health Fair. They will be checking visitors for a range of health factors, including blood pressure, body mass index, diabetes, peripheral artery disease, vision and hearing, and more – all free of charge.

The health fair, sponsored by U.Va. and others, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in conjunction with the annual African-American Cultural Arts Festival at Washington Park, located on Preston Avenue.

New this year will be testing for kidney disease. Additional information will address nutrition, cancer, prostate disease and poison prevention.

Mammograms – the only screening that will require a fee, and then only for those with health insurance – and sports physicals again will be offered by scheduling an appointment ahead of time.

To schedule a sports physical, call 434-243-4311. Bring a sports physical form, available at local high schools or at one of the following links: in English or in Spanish.

To schedule a mammogram, call 434-243-4704. Women must be at least 40 years of age and have no prior breast problems. Please bring a health insurance card to cover exam costs. Programs are available to cover the cost of a mammogram for women with no health insurance.

The health fair is brought to the community by U.Va.'s Office of the Vice President and Chief Officer for Diversity and Equity, the U.Va. Health System, Martha Jefferson Hospital and the Virginia Department of Health.

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