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October 8, 2021

Migrant Health Fair Set for October 24, 2021

ENGLISH:

The Feria de Salud (Health Fair) has been set for Sunday, October 24 beginning at 2 p.m. at Grayson County Recreational Park (85 County Park Lane, Independence, VA 24348) and lasting until 6 p.m.

This annual festival is hosted by Southwest Virginia Community Health Systems in partnership with Galax Health Departments and is geared toward the Hispanic and Latino population within the area to receive needed health services. 

There will be medical and dental professionals on site. Spanish interpreters will be available at the event to assist with any needs of anyone with limited English.

The family-friendly event will be held outside with social distancing guidelines in place for patients to receive services, which include blood work, flu vaccines, health information, eye exams, and medical check-ups. Patients are required to wear masks the whole time during the event.

Snacks and drinks are being sponsored by Anthem Healthkeepers Plus.

For more information, contact Migrant Health Coordinator, Sarah Agron, at 276-496-4492.

SPANISH:

La Feria de Salud ha sido programada para domingo, 24 de octubre empezando a la 2 pm en Grayson County Recreational Park (85 County Park Lane, Independence, VA 24348) y dura hasta las 6 pm.

Este festival anual está organizado por Southwest Virginia Community Health Systems en coordinación con el departamento de salud de Galax y tiene propósito dar servicios de salud a la comunidad Latina e Hispana en la área.

Sera proveedores médicos y dentales presentes. Intérpretes de español serán disponibles en el evento ayudar a los que tienen ingles limitado.

Este evento familiar será afuera y las recomendaciones de distancia social serán seguidas para que los pacientes reciban servicios cuales incluyen análisis de sangre, vacunas de la influenza, información de la salud, exámenes de la vista, y chequeos médicos. Pacientes tienen que llevar mascarillas durante su tiempo en el evento.

Meriendas y bebidas fueron donados por el Anthem Healthkeepers Plus.

Para más información, se puede contactar la coordinadora de la Alianza de Salud, Sarah Agron a 276-496-4492.