TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - St. Elizabeth's Health Center will be holding a community health fair this morning from 9 a.m. to noon at their center at 140 W. Speedway Blvd.
UA medical students will be on hand to provide free stroke risk assessments, along with blood pressure and glucose screenings. There will be free dental tips and toothbrushes, as well as free flu vaccines. Also on hand will be cooking demonstrations and free food. A raffle will also be taking place.
Those who attend the health fair will also be able to have any questions answered about the Affordable Health Care Act, Arizona's new Health Insurance Marketplace and the state's Medicaid services managed through AHCCCS. St. Elizabeth's is a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Navigator site.
The following organizations are joining the Community Health Fair today:
- Mercy Care Health Plan
- Care1st Health Plan Arizona
- Carondelet Health Network
- Health Choice Arizona
- Komen Southern Arizona
- Meritus Health Partners
- Pima Community Access Program (PCAP)
- The University of Arizona Health Plans
- The University of Arizona College of Medicine students
- United Healthcare
- Well Women HealthCheck
For more information, call the center at (520) 628-7871 or visit the website at http://www.ccs-soaz.org/St.-Elizabeth-s-Health-Center.html.
In 2012, St. Elizabeth's provided more than 17,800 medical and 6,300 dental treatments to uninsured and underserved individuals. Known as "St. E's," the clinic is run by a small paid staff with more than 100 volunteer physicians, dentists, nurse practitioners and other medical professionals.