Community News Back to School Community Health Fair is Aug. 4

Community News Back to School Community Health Fair is Aug. 4

August 3rd, 2016 by Katie Ward in Community Catoosa

From left, Erin Crane, Sandy Matheson, Mary Carpenter and Meredith Sisk, organizers of Primary Healthcare Centers' free Back to School Community Health Fair, announce the amount of money raised at last week's Sundress Ball — $10,000 and counting — which benefited Primary Healthcare Center and Catoosa County Stocking Full of Love.

Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press.

From left are Sundress Ball Committee member/State Farm agent Erin Crane, Primary Healthcare Center's Director of Community Relations Sandy Matheson and Sundress Ball Committee members Mary Carpenter and Meredith Sisk. All four ladies are part of the Sundress Ball Commitee. The announce the amount raised at the Sundress Ball inside the Renaissance Center, approximately $10,000. The proceeds were split 50/50 by the Catoosa County Sheriff Stocking Full of Love and the Primary Healthcare Center.

From left are Sundress Ball Committee member/State Farm...

Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press.

Primary Healthcare Centers' free Back to School Community Health Fair is Aug. 4 from 2-6 p.m. at Tiger Creek Health Center, and all families from Catoosa, Walker, Whitfield and Hamilton counties are welcome to attend.

Back-to-school wellness exams and immunizations, vision, hearing, dental and nutrition screenings will be available for free, said Sandy Matheson, Primary Healthcare Centers' director of community relations. Free games and activities will be offered, as well as free car safety seat checks, fingerprint ID kits, haircuts and more.

The motto of the event is "Healthy Children Learn Better."

"We are just encouraging everyone to come out," Matheson said.

Primary Healthcare is a group of nonprofit community health centers dedicated to improving the health care status of its patients and community by providing accessible, affordable, quality primary health care services to everyone regardless of ability to pay. The centers offer adult medical care, infant and children services, employee services and general dentistry for adults and children.

Locally, Primary Healthcare Centers has a center in Rossville in Walker County, as well as two school-based clinics: one at Gilbert Elementary School in LaFayette and one at Tiger Creek Elementary School in Tunnel Hill.

For more information about the Back to School Community Health Fair, which will take place at 134 Rhea McClanahan Drive in Catoosa, call 706-516-1814.


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