Summer Health Fairs Offer Free Care, Screenings for Children and Adults
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by Communications

Catholic Charities 2018 Health Fairs return this summer offering free medical exams and screening to the public for children and adults. There are no ID requirements. For all health fairs, registration is from 8-10:30 a.m. and services are offered from 9 a.m. to noon. 

2018 dates and locations are as follows:

Saturday, July 28

Our Lady of Mount Carmel School, 1115 23rd Ave., Melrose Park

Saturday, August 11 
St. Gall Parish 5500 S. Kedzie Ave., Chicago 60629

Saturday, August 18 
St. Frances of Rome School 1401 S. Austin Blvd., Cicero 

Services offered include: physical exams; children’s immunizations (please bring shot records for each child); screenings for glaucoma, podiatric, memory, HepC, blood pressure, and skin cancer; dental exams; pregnancy testing; confidential HIV rapid testing and information; connection to ongoing care; and ALL KIDS Application Assistance. 

Referrals to free and reduced-fee medical and social services providers will be available as well as benefit screening for public benefit eligibility, and information on substance abuse, domestic violence counseling, maternity and adoption services, and immigration and family reunification. Glucose testing will also be available but participants must fast the night before.

Local clinics will be onsite to provide insurance enrollment assistant and link to a medical home. 

For more information call (312) 655-7441.

Volunteer Needs

We have a great need for bilingual interpreters (preferably Spanish) to work with the doctors to translate for patients. This requires a mature and confidential person who will maintain patient confidentiality. We are also in need of bilingual volunteers to help with the registration process. These individuals will help participants fill out forms, read forms, and escort physically challenged individuals through the health care circuit.
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