The Mobile County Commission is sponsoring a health fair from 10 a .m. to noon Saturday, March 29 at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 2667 Reaves St., off of Mobile Street. The event is free and open to the public and will include “navigators” who can help individuals and families sign up for the Affordable Care Act.
At the same time, a national effort is underway by the National Association of Counties (NACO) to encourage community health initiatives.
The first 50 event participants will get free cholesterol and blood sugar checks. Other free services include blood pressure screening, body composition analysis and bone density scans. Operation Fit Kids and a Hand-Washing Station will offer health tips for youths. A physical therapist will be available to discuss back safety, flexibility and hand strength.
Other participants include representatives from cardiac rehabilitation, The Stroke Center and the Alzheimer’s Center. A giant “Strollin’ Colon” will literally walk visitors through colon health issues.
Those who want to explore options for medical coverage under President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, will have an opportunity to work with a “navigator” who is acquainted with the program and can steer people to policy options.
Mobile Infirmary will participate as the medical provider for the health fair. Franklin Primary Health and BAMA Covered will be providing the Affordable Care Act navigators.
Crichton Health Fair
Saturday, March 29 (10am-12pm)
Friendship Missionary Baptist Church
2667 Reaves St.
Mobile, Ala. 36606
The public may also enroll at the St. Stephens AME Church through BAMA Covered, which will also be taking applications Saturday, March 29. Navigators will be available from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
St. Stephens AME Church
2708 Josephine Street
Mobile, Ala. 36607