La Providencia Family Medicine Center and The Brooklyn Hospital Center to Host Free Spring Health Fair Sunday, April 3rd

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La Providencia Family Medicine Center and The Brooklyn Hospital Center to Host Free Spring Health Fair Sunday, April 3rd

March 3, 2010

BROOKLYN, NY-- The La Providencia Family Medicine Center, a community health center operated by The Brooklyn Hospital Center (TBHC), celebrates spring with a family health fair Saturday, April 3rd, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the center’s parking lot, 1280 DeKalb Avenue between Myrtle and Evergreen Avenues. Sponsored by Neighborhood Health Providers (NHP), a provider of the Family Health Plus, Child Health Plus and Medicaid programs that serve the five boroughs, will feature games and face painting for children, refreshments and free blood pressure, dental, cholesterol and glucose screenings. Free workshops include Good Nutrition for the Family; Preventing Hypertension; How to Have a Successful Doctor’s Visit; and HIV/AIDS Prevention; A pharmacist will also be on hand to answer questions about medications.

 

For additional information, call 718-455-9000 or 718-250-8344, visit www.tbhc.org and click on Community Outreach or go to http://www.getnhp.com and click on Calendar of Events.

 

La Providencia Family Medicine Center

One of four community health centers operated by TBHC, La Providencia sees more than 2995  patients annually.  It services include Pediatrics/Children's Health; Women’s Health; Family Practice; Dental Care; Cardiology; Ophthalmology; Podiatry; Surgery; HIV/AIDS Testing and Counseling; Health Education, and Social Services in a family-centered environment.

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