The T. Leroy Jefferson Medical Society, in partnership with FoundCare Health Center, will hold its 22nd annual Community Health Fair, including free immunizations for school children at the Palm Beach County Health Department immunization van and health care for adults, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 13 at FoundCare Health Center, 2330 S. Congress Ave., West Palm Beach.
Providing services to underserved and low-income families, the health fair will offer free, back-to-school immunizations, physicals and dental screenings for children ages 2 months and up, as well as healthcare for adults that will include free screenings for HIV, hypertension, diabetes, dental screenings, breast examinations and pap smears for women.
“The T. Leroy Jefferson Medical Society is made up of dedicated volunteer physicians and non-physicians who devote their valuable time to serving those who might not have access to a doctor for regular medical checkups,” said Dr. Dudley Brown, chairman of the health fair. “This event is a longstanding tradition of our society, which carries on the legacy of Palm Beach County’s first African-American physician, Dr. T. Leroy Jefferson.”
The Palm Beach County School District requires students to have proof of immunizations to enter schools for the first time and to advance to some grade levels. A physical is required for entrance to pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and for students entering seventh grade. Parents are asked to bring their children’s immunization records to the event.
In addition to medical services, the health fair will offer educational presentations on various health-related topics.
Free food and giveaways will be distributed. FoundCare will invite participants to continue receiving comprehensive health services at its state-of-the-art facility and provide assistance in applying for insurance plans for low-income families and individuals.
For more information, call the T. Leroy Jefferson Medical Society at (561) 318-0814 or visit www.tljmedicalsociety.org.