Community Health Fair coming to Hemet

Flu shots, five-minute doctor consults, nutritional assessments, free health screenings and other opportunities to improve health will be available Saturday, Oct. 14, during the 2017 Community Health Fair in the parking lot across from the Hemet Valley Medical Center.

The Physicians for Healthy Hospitals is sponsoring the free health fair, which will be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot at 1117 E. Devonshire Avenue in Hemet. In addition to doctor consults, health screenings and health care resource information, the fair will provide a kid’s zone and community corner with a bounce house, the Western Center Robotics Team demonstration, the Atomic Game Truck, children’s games and popcorn.

The health fair, sponsored by Hemet Community Medical Group, Home Instead Senior Care and Inland Empire Home Health, will have members of the Hemet police and fire departments and American Medical Response on hand for emergency services and information.

The fair will also provide back screenings, balance and gait testing, blood pressure tests, blood sugar testing, carotid artery tests, cholesterol checks, hearing tests and nutritional assessments.

Those attending will have an opportunity to sit down with a doctor for a five-minute “Ask the Doctor” session, regarding subjects such as cardiology, chiropractic spinal screening, gastroenterology, general surgery, orthopedic and spine injury, maternal and child health, sleep and pulmonary medicine and women’s health.

Representatives from Home Health, Veterans Benefits, in-home care and hospice information will be on hand to answer questions. Riverside County Health Services will be available with heart health and stroke information.

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