Community Health Fair Offers Free Health Screenings

July 19, 2011 — The Charlottesville Community Health Fair will offer free health screenings and other information on July 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Booker T. Washington Park on Preston Avenue in Charlottesville. The event is presented in conjunction with the 22nd Annual African-American Cultural Arts Festival.

A community effort in the planning, the fair is coordinated by the University of Virginia's Office of the Vice President and Chief Officer for Diversity and Equity and co-sponsored by the U.Va. Health System, Martha Jefferson Hospital, Virginia Department of Health and the Quality Community Council.

Mammograms can be scheduled by calling 434-243-4704. Women must be at least 40 years of age and have no prior breast problems. Those with health insurance should bring their health insurance cards to cover exam costs. Women with no health insurance should inquire about programs to cover the cost of the exam.

Youth sports physicals will also be conducted, and must be scheduled in advance by calling 434-243-4311. Sports physical forms are available at Charlottesville High School or online.

Health care professionals and volunteers will be on hand to check a range of health conditions and give out information on the following:

• Alzheimer's
• Blood pressure
• Body mass index
• Breast health care
• Cancer
• Diabetes
• Family planning
• Hearing services
• Heart health
• HIV
• Nutrition services
• Peripheral artery disease
• Poison prevention
• Rabies prevention

For information, contact Gail Prince-Davis at gip8w@virginia.edu or 434-243-4311.

Media Contact

Carolyn Dillard

Community Relations Associate Office of University Communications