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HIV Program Bridges Gaps with Saturday Health Fair

The City of El Paso Department of Public Health HIV Prevention Community Mobilization Program invites the public to a health fair this Saturday morning.

“The struggles of being underinsured or not having insurance at all continue to threaten the lives of many in our community,” said HIV Education Prevention Specialist Jacob Ortega. “This event will provide free services and is open to anyone in our area who needs help in order to alleviate their worries about preventive health.”

The goal of the event is to reduce the disparities that exist for many El Pasoans who may not have access to health services.

The Department of Public Health will be providing free HIV and STD testing. International Business College will offer free blood glucose and blood pressure screenings.

Those who qualify for the Medicaid Waiver Program may receive immunizations, cervical cancer screenings, and colon cancer screenings as well as mammography services vouchers.

The Rawlings Dental Clinic will also enroll children for free dental services.

The fair will run from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 23,  at the Pat O’Rourke Recreation Center located at 901 North Virginia.

For more information on the programs and services provided by the Department of Public Health, call 2-1-1 or visit www.EPHealth.com or www.EPSalud.com.

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