EPFD, Health Department announce dates for free medical services for seniors

The program “Vaccinations for Health” that teams up the El Paso Fire Department with the El Paso Health Department to provide free influenza and pneumonia vaccines, blood pressure and glucose screenings and colorectal screening kits for seniors will start again in November at the following dates and locations.

Wednesday Nov. 4: Station 18, 7901 San Jose Rd., 1-4 p.m.

Saturday Nov. 7: Station 17, 8803 Alameda Ave., 8-11 a.m.

Tuesday Nov. 10: Station 33, 3475 Nolan Richardson Dr., 1-4 p.m.

Saturday Nov. 21: Station 19, 2405 McRae Blvd., 8-11 a.m.

Tuesday Nov. 24: Station 21, 10000 Dyer St., 1-4 p.m.

(The public has management’s permission to park next door at Wienerschnitzel’s)

Remember that the service is FREE to residents of El Paso and Hudspeth County who are 50 and over and do not have medical insurance or are on Medicaid. We are encouraging seniors who meet these guidelines to take advantage of the program. The goal of the program is to increase the wellness of our senior citizens in our community who do not have access to these services.

“From September 2014 to September 2015, we were able to see 1,133 seniors,” Deputy Chief Robert Arvizu said. “We want to continue the great success of last year into the coming calendar year.”

For more information, citizens are encouraged to call 3-1-1 or visit www.ephealth.com.

Author: El Paso Fire Department