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Share the Health Fair to Offer Free Screenings and Other Services

Free screenings and other health-related services will be available to the public at Wake Forest Innovation Quarter on Saturday, Jan. 9, at the 17th annual Share the Health Fair.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Downtown Health Plaza, 1200 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in the Innovation Quarter in Winston-Salem. Registration closes at 3 p.m. It is sponsored by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Wake Forest School of Medicine and the Northwest Area Health Education Center.

Family-medicine physicians and specialists will be present along with medical students, physician-assistant students, technicians and other health care professionals. Spanish-language interpreters also will be in attendance.

A variety of screenings will be offered, including blood pressure, cholesterol, body mass index, diabetes, vision, glaucoma, hearing, HIV/STI, asthma, osteoporosis and mental health. Individuals who are found to have health issues that require further attention will be given referrals and information about what steps to take.

The fair is open to adults regardless of age, insurance coverage, income level and/or immigration status. Childcare will be provided.

For additional information, attendees can email info@sharethehealthfair.org.