UCLA to offer free health screenings, exams to community at back-to-school health fair
September 7, 2011
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Vision and oral exams; screenings for diabetes and anemia; blood pressure and cholesterol checks; and mammograms will be offered free to the public at a back-to-school health fair sponsored by the UCLA/Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science chapter of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA). Free school supplies will also be distributed.
The SNMA is the nation's oldest and largest independent, student-run organization addressing the needs and concerns of medical students of color. The local chapter has provided screenings and health education to more than 300 people over the past four years.
Vision screenings will be conducted by the UCLA Mobile Eye Clinic, an outreach program of the Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA.
Students and faculty from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA will check individuals' blood pressure and cholesterol and screen for diabetes and anemia.
USC School of Dentistry students will perform the oral exams, and staff from the Forum Medical Group will administer mammograms.
9 a.m.–3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 10
Macedonia Baptist Church, 1751 E. 114th St., South Los Angeles (map)
John Feng | 310-619-4995 | [email protected]