Free children’s health screenings are Saturday in Crestview

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health Mae R. Coleman checks a child’s blood pressure during last year's No Child Without Health Care Fair at Crestview High School. The annual event, which offers free children’s health screenings, returns to the same location on Saturday.

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Published: Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 06:21 PM.

CRESTVIEW — The sixth annual No Child Without Health Care Fair is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Crestview High School.

The event begins with an official opening ceremony at 9:30 a.m.

Weight control, immunizations, sickle cell anemia, trait and dietary considerations are among topics to be addressed. Free screenings for hypertension, allergies and diabetes will be available for children ages 1-18. Northwest Florida State College will provide free dental screenings.

A bus unit seeking blood donations will be present, as will the Crestview Police Department, which will offer free fingerprint kits and child safety-seat inspections.

Although the event officially ends at 2 p.m., volunteers are willing to stay later to ensure all children receiving screenings, organizers said.

The event offers the opportunity for school and sports physicals, event chairman Malcolm Haynes said.  

"A lot of times, parents don't have the time to take their children to get these physicals," he said.

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