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Wheeling Health Right to Host Community Health Fair

WHEELING – Wheeling Health Right will wrap up its sixth year of “Farmacy: Prescriptions for Produce,” with a health fair on its grounds Thursday.

Free health screenings, giveaways, food demonstrations and health related activities will be available to the public from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday. Free refreshments and entertainment also will be available during the health fair, which will be located at 61 29th St., Wheeling.

Wheeling Health Right staff will offer flu shots, perform blood sugar screenings, take blood pressure readings and provide general health and dental health and breast cancer education. The clinic’s new Medpod technology will be on display

The Grow Ohio Valley farm truck also will be available for public purchase of produce during the health fair. Grow Ohio Valley works year-round with Wheeling Health Right to plan production and to supply a variety of fruits and vegetables based on seasonality and health benefits.

Other local agencies will have representatives on hand, including Seeing Hand Association for glaucoma screening, Southeast Behavioral Health for anxiety and depression screenings. Northwood Health Systems will offer substance abuse disorder screening and education. Sexual Assault Help Center and BreakThru Medical Detox will distribute information about their programs. Seeing Hand Association will provide glaucoma screenings and area Lions Club representatives will offer vision screenings and diabetes education.

Wheeling Health Right is always accepting new patients who are uninsured, underinsured, who reside in Ohio, Marshall, Brooke, Wetzel, Tyler and Belmont counties and whose income is up to 250 percent of the federal poverty level. Health Right registration staff will be available at the event on June 3 to answer eligibility questions and assist with enrollment.

Call the clinic at 304-233-9323 for more information on this event or enrollment in Wheeling Health Right services.

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