The city of Charleston and the Shifa Clinic will host the first community health fair at the new Hope Center, 529 Meeting Street, on Friday, August 19, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Free health screenings will be available, including blood pressure, lung cancer, colon cancer and registrations for free mammograms, among others.
Covid-19 vaccines will be available to persons ages 6-months-old and older.
Those who attend the health fair will have the option to meet with a prenatal health worker, as well as register their children for free health care and vaccines. Child development screenings will also be available for children up to 6-years-old.
Stations will be set up for participants to sign up for monthly home grocery deliveries and to become a Shifa patient.
Health and hygiene kits will be available while supplies last.
About the Shifa Clinic: The goal of the Shifa Clinic is to “provide compassionate and high-quality medical care to uninsured, indigent populations” and “support efforts towards reducing food insecurity,” according to their website.