Access Servicios Medicos La Villita Holds Back-To-School Community Health Fair

By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J., ACCESS Media Relations Specialist

September 10, 2015

​ACCESS Servicios Médicos La Villita invites the entire community to stop by its Back-to-School Community Health Fair at 3303 W. 26th St., on Friday,September 18th, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

We invite community members to learn more about the resources in the community and parents to continue to prepare their children for the school year with back-to-school physicals. There will be face painting, and free food and entertainment. Adults can also receive free blood pressure and BMI screenings, as well as depression and anxiety screenings. 

Also during the health fair, women will be able to get breast health information and referrals for required Pap smears and mammograms through the state of Illinois' STAND Program. The National Latino Education Institute will host a resource table, along with Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago, Catholic Charities and the Resurrection Project.  

There will be dental screenings from ACCESS partner Sonrisa Family Dental, which has opened a dental office inside ACCESS Servicios Médicos La Villita. ACCESS benefits specialists will be on hand to enroll new patients into Medicaid and other social services. Parents are advised to bring immunization records and medical cards to assist in their children's enrollments. 

Adults are also encouraged to bring prescriptions to take advantage of medication consultations by Walgreens pharmacists. Eligible community members can also sign up with Life Wireless for free government phones. 

For more information about the ACCESS Servicios Médicos La Villita Back-to-School Community Health Fair, and eligibility requirements for the dental screenings and school physicals, call 773.277.6589. ​