Berlin, Md. – Atlantic General Hospital and Peninsula Regional Medical Center are collaborating with the Ocean Pines Association and its Communications Advisory Committee to offer its 5th Annual Free Health Fair to the community. The event will be held Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 8 a.m. to Noon, in the Ocean Pines Community Center at 235 Ocean Parkway, Ocean Pines, MD.
Atlantic General Hospital will be providing various health-related screenings including: hearing, foot checks for neuropathy, carotid, and bone density. Other information specialists will be there from, the Endoscopy Center, Mental Health Services, Health Literacy, Orthopedics , Advance Directives, Palliative Care, Patient Portal, Hospital Quality and Patient Safety.
PRMC providers will be on site performing blood pressure checks, pulse oximetry, body composition screenings and heal dexa screenings. On board the PRMC Wagner Wellness Van will be physicians conducting skin cancer screenings. There will be information available on ortho/joint replacement, healthy spines, ALS, Osteoporosis. Stroke, cardiac rehab, Home scripts, Lifeline, wound care, and an interactive lab exhibit.
Information on other health and personal safety topics will also be available, including the Affordable Care Act/Lower Shore Health Insurance Assistance Program updates. There will also be community health related vendors from the area providing additional screenings and education.
This year AGH will be offering free flu shots for participants over the age of 13 from 8 am to Noon during the event.
You do not have to be an Ocean Pines resident to attend. The event is open to everyone; all are welcome to attend, even those who are visiting the area. It promises to be a fun, informative morning. The free health fair will also include hot dog sales by the Kiwanis of OC/OP and the Ocean Pines Farmers Market will be open from 8am -1pm.
For more information, call Dawn Denton at the Community Education office at Atlantic General at 410-641-9268, Rhonda Lasher at Community Relations at Peninsula Regional Medical Center at 410-543-7766 or for vending space information please call the Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks Department at 410-641-7052. See you there!