Free Groceries, Vaccines, Well being and Dental Screenings Supplied at Group Well being Occasion


Portland metro space households in want of COVID-19 vaccines, back-to-school immunizations or dental screenings can get all of those companies and extra at a free Group Well being Honest in Hillsboro on Saturday, August 14, 2021.

This free public occasion is hosted by Neighborhood Well being Heart (NHC) and held in partnership with Medical Groups Worldwide (MTI) in observance of Nationwide Well being Heart Week, an annual celebration aimed toward elevating consciousness concerning the mission and accomplishments of America’s well being facilities over the previous 5 many years. 

NHC presents medical, dental, household planning/reproductive well being, and behavioral well being companies to at-risk and underserved sufferers within the Portland metro space.

NHC will probably be providing blood strain and glucose screenings, dental screenings, COVID-19 vaccines and school-aged immunizations at this yr’s occasion. Attendees can even get assist with Oregon Well being Plan (OHP) and medical health insurance enrollment, schedule a bodily or well-child examination, and decide up a free field of contemporary produce from MilkRun.

MTI will probably be offering free dental companies to attendees with pressing dental wants.

Recognizing that lack of transportation is a barrier to receiving care for a lot of group members, NHC just lately acquired a brand new cell medical van and cell dental van to permit the nonprofit to achieve these sufferers the place they’re. Members of the media are invited to tour these vans on the Group Well being Honest.

Cell medical van will allow NHC to achieve extra at-risk group members

Maribel Renteria manages NHC’s Canby Medical Clinic and has helped lead numerous COVID-19 vaccine outreach efforts to seasonal and migrant employees within the Canby space. 

Renteria and her staff vaccinated an estimated 220 migrant employees at 4 separate outreaches since April. She says the brand new cell medical van will permit them to achieve extra migrant employees with extra healthcare companies — and lengthen their outreach to a wider geographic space. 

WHAT: Neighborhood Well being Heart’s sixth Annual Group Well being Honest

Members of the media are invited to tour NHC’s cell dental van and cell medical van

WHERE: Washington County Administration Constructing Parking Lot

155 N First Ave. 

Hillsboro, OR 97124

WHEN: Saturday, August 14, 2021

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PDT

NHC’s sixth annual group well being truthful is held in partnership with CareOregon. Different sponsors embrace MilkRun, Kaiser Permanente and Washington County Public Well being.

Neighborhood Well being Heart (NHC) is a non-profit group well being heart that serves a federally designated Medically Underserved Inhabitants (MUP) in a federally designated Well being Skilled Scarcity Space (HPSA). As a Federally Certified Well being Heart (FQHC), NHC is ruled by a devoted, patient-majority Board of Administrators, dedicated to the mission of constructing wholesome communities – one neighbor at a time – by way of patient-centered healthcare, no matter earnings or present state of wellness. Study extra: https://www.nhcoregon.org/

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Contact: Penny L. Moore

Telephone: 503-941-3054

E-mail: moorep@nhcoregon.org

Supply: Neighborhood Well being Heart