Free screenings and other health-related services will be available to the public this Saturday, Nov. 16, at the 21st annual Share the Health Fair, sponsored by Wake Forest Baptist Health, Wake Forest School of Medicine and the Northwest Area Health Education Center.
The free event will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Wake Forest Baptist’s Downtown Health Plaza, located at 1200 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Winston-Salem.
A comprehensive team of family medicine physicians and specialists will be present along with medical students, PA students, technicians and other health care professionals. Spanish-language interpreters will be available and there will be a special area for children.
A variety of screenings will be offered, including:
- Blood pressure
- Body mass index
- Lung function testing
- Mental health
- Skin cancer
- Sleep apnea
- STI and HIV testing
- Strength and balance
- Vision and glaucoma
Representatives from Legal Aid of North Carolina will provide health insurance counseling but people must make an appointment by calling 855-733-3711.
Flu shots also will be available. People who are found to have health issues that require further attention will be given referrals and information about additional steps to take.
The event is open to adults regardless of age, insurance coverage, income level or immigration status.