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.