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Free Health, Dental and Vision Screenings at Hamilton Health Center on May 2 Will Help Harrisburg Area Children and Adults
Date:4/24/2009

Highmark Blue Shield, Davis Vision, United Concordia and the Harrisburg Area Dental Society Team Up With Dauphin County Partners for a Healthy Community

CAMP HILL, Pa., April 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dauphin County Partners for a Healthy Community will host a day of free health and vision screenings and dental care on Saturday, May 2 at Hamilton Health Center in Harrisburg. The public is invited to participate in this day-long community event which is open to children and adults who are uninsured or have minimal health or dental coverage, and no pre-registration is required for medical or vision screening.

Event partners include Highmark Blue Shield, Davis Vision, United Concordia Dental, the Harrisburg Area Dental Society, and Hamilton Health Center. A variety of screenings and services will be offered from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at no cost to participants.

Additional participants to date include:

  • Highmark Caring Place
  • CHIP, The Children's Health Insurance Program
  • Hamilton Health Center's Baby Love, OB/GYN and WIC programs
  • Community Check-Up Center
  • Dauphin County Department of Drug & Alcohol Services
  • Catalyst, a cancer support advocacy group
  • Family Health Council of Central PA
  • Penn State Cooperative Extension
  • Dauphin County Area Agency on Aging
  • Pathstone, a community development and human service agency
  • American Cancer Society

Screenings and services will be provided at Hamilton Health Center, 1650 Walnut Street, Harrisburg. Medical professionals will be available on site, and will provide free consultations. Information on Pennsylvania's Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), adultBasic and Medicaid programs administered by Highmark
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