Wewahitchka Medical Center welcomes 155 to health fair

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Last Friday, Wewahitchka Medical Center welcomed members of the community for its annual Back to School health fair. The event played host to 18 local vendors who provided various free screenings to members of the community.

Wes Locher | The Star
Published: Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 09:45 AM.

The Wewahitchka Medical Center held its annual Back to School health fair last Friday and celebrated the 10th anniversary of providing services in its current location.

The event, which was open to the public, welcomed 155 members of the community and featured 18 vendors that offered free medical screenings for blood pressure, pulse oxygen, body mass, vision and hearing.

“This event is huge for the community,” said Paulina Pendarvis, public awareness director for North Florida Medical Centers. “It can reveal people who may have health issues they didn’t know about.”

Children in grades K-12 receive a free backpack filled with school supplies, which included helpful items like glue sticks, pencils, pens and notebooks.

Center Manager Katrina Saunders said that leftover school supplies are still available for pickup at the medical center and those in need are welcome to stop by and pick them up.

Supplies were also donated to Wewahitchka Elementary School and the library.

“This is an example of how we can all work together to help people,” said Saunders.

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