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|Sixth Annual Free Anaheim Health Fair To Offer Screenings, Health Care Information And Selected Free Outpatient-Based Surgeries To Qualified Patients|
ANAHEIM, CA - (April 25, 2012) - Anaheim’s sixth annual free Health Fair will take place on Sunday, June 3, from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. at a new location – West Anaheim Medical Center. Physicians and medical staff will offer free health screenings and exams to ensure optimal health at every age.
Added this year are opportunities for selected free outpatient-based surgeries for uninsured and low-income patients 13-years-of-age or older, who must receive pre-qualification at the June 3 Health Fair. The outpatient surgeries, which will take place June 9-10 at West Anaheim Medical Center, include procedures for hernia, excision of cysts/lipomas, GI endoscopies, arthroscopy of joints, cataract, and more.
The Anaheim Health Fair is presented by the City of Anaheim in partnership with Anekant Community Center, West Anaheim Medical Center, Lestonnac Free Clinic and Grand Sponsor GBS Linens, Inc.
A partial list of services to be offered at the free Health Fair will include: Physical exams (vital signs and screenings); heart checks (EKG); cholesterol checks (lipid profile requires 8 hours fasting before the test); diabetes (glucose) and anemia (hemoglobin) tests; bone strength measurement (bone density); women’s services (mammograms: patient qualifications required); eye exams; dental consultations; chiropractic and acupuncture services; consultation with medical and surgical specialists; voluntary bone marrow donor program sign-ups.
“The Health Fair is a tremendous example of neighbors helping neighbors and extending a hand to those in need,” said Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait. “Doctors, health care professionals and volunteers take their time to assist those in need of medical attention, and in doing so strengthen the bonds within our community. The Health Fair is open to all, and I have seen first-hand the generous and giving spirit throughout this event. I appreciate Mayor Pro Tem Harry Sidhu taking the lead on this initiative, and I hope many people take advantage of this opportunity.”
“We are so pleased to once again offer this free health fair for the entire community, and give everyone the opportunity to learn more about their health. We are especially excited to partner with West Anaheim Medical Center and local physicians to make available for the first time free out-patient surgeries for those in need who are pre-qualified,” said Anaheim Mayor Pro Tem Harry Sidhu.
Event co-organizer Dr. Nitin Shah added, “Why offer free health screenings? Because health is the best wealth one can ever have.”
Sponsors for this year’s event include the following: Grand Sponsor GBS Linens, Inc.; City of Anaheim; Anaheim Chamber of Commerce; Anaheim Public Utilities; Kaiser Permanente; Lestonnac Free Clinic; Michael Brandman Associates; Orin Abrams/At Your Service Hospitality; Republic Services; UC Irvine Healthcare; West Anaheim Medical Center; with other sponsors being added daily.
West Anaheim Medical Center is located at 3303 W. Orange Ave. in Anaheim. For general information please call (714) 765-5191. For medical related questions, please call Dr. Shah at (562) 244-9035.
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