Free Health Screening at Path to Health FairJan 21, 2015
Turlock -- Free health screenings will be provided at Emanuel Medical Center’s Path to Health Fair on Saturday, Jan. 31.
Free diabetes screening, cholesterol screening, and blood pressure checks will be offered at Emanuel’s health fair, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the hospital’s East wing. In addition, attendees can learn compression-only CPR in less than 10 minutes and talk with staff about insurance options available to them under the Affordable Care Act. Advance registration is not required, but the first 100 registered will receive a first aid kit. To register, phone (209) 250-5355.
The free health fair is part of Emanuel’s community education and outreach initiative that aims to raise awareness and understanding of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the insurance options available for those currently without insurance or looking to change plans. According to a recent survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation, 89 percent of uninsured are not aware of the current open enrollment period that closes February 15. In addition, the survey reported that many uninsured are also unaware of the substantial financial subsidies that are available to purchase insurance coverage. Path to Health aims to bring greater awareness to uninsured individuals and families.
In addition to the health fair, trained enrollment counselors are available from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and Thursday evenings from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. to answer questions and assist with the enrollment process. For enrollment information and assistance, contact Gabriela Hernandez, Emanuel’s Path to Health representative, at (209) 669-4667.
About Emanuel Medical Center
Emanuel Medical Center is a 209-bed acute care hospital located in Turlock, Calif. It provides emergency, critical care, pediatric, cardiovascular services, cancer diagnosis and treatment, women’s health services and surgical services. For more information, to search for a doctor by specialty or location, or for an online symptom-checker, visit www.emanuelmedicalcenter.org.