Free Event is Offering Free Health Screenings & Services
(Toms River) – The Ocean County Health Department (OCHD) is wrapping up the summer season in style with its 3rd Annual Latino Health Fair. The event is taking place on September 19, 2019 from 3p.m. to 7p.m. at the Ocean County Health Department located at 175 Sunset Avenue, Toms River, NJ.
“This is the third time the Ocean County Health Department is hosting this event and it keeps getting bigger and better every time,” explains Ocean County Freeholder Gerry P. Little, liaison to the Ocean County Board of Health. “We always enjoy servicing our friends in the Latino community with this wide variety of free health services and screenings. We encourage you to come out and be part of this really special event.”
The following is a list of the FREE services being provided at the 3rd Annual Latino Health Fair:
Breast, Cervical and Colorectal Cancer Screenings
Blood Lead Levels
Substance Abuse, Health and Diabetes Education
HIV/STD/Hepatitis C Testing
Any residents that have trouble finding a ride to the event, the Ocean County Health Department has set up transportation assistance with help from Community Ambassadors.
“We are looking forward to working with our friends at Community Ambassadors. Once again they will be providing transportation to those residents that may need a ride to the event. They have also partnered with the Community Ambassadors Clubs in Lakewood and South Toms River providing students to assist with translation during the event, arts and crafts for the children and so much more,” says Daniel Regenye, Ocean County Health Department Public Health Coordinator.
If you need transportation assistance, residents can call Community Ambassadors directly at 732-349-1550 ext. 339 to reserve a seat.
“The Ocean County Health Department is doing more health fairs during the course of the year because we saw the need and the community has asked for them,” added Regenye. “We are really pleased that we can contribute and do our part to make our communities healthier and safer by providing these important screenings and services for children and adults.”
The 3rd Annual Latino Health Fair will also feature free giveaway prizes, a variety of diverse vendors and so much more.
For any additional information regarding the 3rd Annual Latino Health Fair, please check out the Ocean County Health Department website at www.ochd.org or like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter@OCpublichealth. Also, please check out our new website at www.phu2.org, to access and learn more about our Public Health is You Too! campaign to help equip you to take simple steps to improve your health.