Free Screenings and Other Services to be Offered Saturday at 13th Annual Share the Health Fair in Winston-Salem

January 9, 2012

Free screenings and other health-related services will be available to the public this Saturday, Jan. 14, at the 13th annual Share the Health Fair.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Downtown Health Plaza, 1200 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Winston-Salem. It is sponsored by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, the Wake Forest School of Medicine and the Northwest Area Health Education Center.

Family-practice physicians and specialists will be present, assisted by medical students, physician-assistant students, technicians and other health care professionals. Spanish-language interpreters also will be in attendance.

A variety of screenings will be offered, including blood pressure, cholesterol, body mass index, diabetes, vision, glaucoma, hearing, sickle cell, asthma and HIV. Individuals who are found to have health issues that require further attention will be given information and referrals about what steps to take.

The fair is open to adults and children regardless of insurance coverage, income level or immigration status. No registration is required.

For additional information, visit the Web site, send an email to or call (336) 422-7702.

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Megan Lee:, 336-713-4587