City offers free services at health fair

city-hallThe city is offering free immunizations, sports physical screenings and other services at a health fair August 9.   

The City Health Department and HealthCare USA are sponsoring the back-to-school health fair.

“We know how needed and wanted these services are to the public and want to provide the best service possible. That is why we are asking people to schedule their sports physicals and well child checks ahead of time,” said Jelene Wynn, RN, public health nurse supervisor.

The health fair will be open to people of all ages and will include the following services:

  • Dental assessments and some on-site dental services
  • Immunizations, including all recommended childhood vaccines and limited adult vaccines, such as TDaP, Meningococcal and HPV
  • Sports physicals
  • Well child checks
  • STD testing
  • Blood pressure screenings
  • Breast exams


  • This no-cost event will be held Saturday, Aug. 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Health Department, 2400 Troost Ave. Appointments must be made for all sports physicals and well child checks. All other services will be provided on a first-come first-serve basis.
  • To schedule an appointment for sport physicals or well child checks, call 816-513-6108.
  • All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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