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.
Dr. Joseph Peter of Crestview Pediatrics and Dr. Michael Neuland of Allergy Partners in Crestview are sponsors. Peter will be in charge of the screening process.
Volunteers include medical practitioners from Walton County and Pensacola. Peter invited a practitioner from North Carolina to speak about children's nutrition, Haynes said.
The event also is sponsored by the 3rd Masonic District, the Kiwanis Club of Crestview, Mt. Zion A.M.E Church and Crestview city councilman Shannon Hayes.
Want to go?
WHAT: No Child Without Health Care Fair
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 27
WHERE: Crestview High School, 1304 N. Ferdon Blvd.
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