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Home | News | Video+Story: 37th annual Lower Valley Health Fair set for Saturday

Video+Story: 37th annual Lower Valley Health Fair set for Saturday

The Lower Valley Health Fair, now in its 37th year, returns this weekend to again provide free health services, and wellness information to individuals of all ages.

The event is organized by the Lower Valley School Nurses Association, in partnership with the City of El Paso Department of Public Health, Amerigroup, and Whataburger.

“We are proud to organize this event and help community members improve their health and lifestyle,” said Gloria E. Gutierrez-MacNeil, president of the Lower Valley School Nurses Association. “Even if we only help one person, we consider it a success!”

The outreach clinic will offer free pap smears, blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol, and hearing and vision screenings. Immunizations for children 0-16 also will be available.

Parents must bring their child’s immunization record. The cost for immunizations will be $10 for one or more vaccines.

Mammos On the Move will be present to conduct mammograms, and two women will have the opportunity to receive a free service. The mammogram cost for non-insured patients is $110 upfront.

To schedule a mammogram appointment, call Desert Imaging at 915-400-0426. Patients will need to have their insurance card present.

Guests will have the opportunity to participate in a family fun walk at 9 a.m., line dance, do Zumba, and engage in other physical activities. Participants will receive a free t-shirt and bottled water.

“Dancing is a great way to burn some calories,” MacNeil said. “It’s going to be a lot of fun!”

The fair will run from 8 a.m. to noon on April 27 at Americas High School, 12101 Pellicano Drive.

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