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First Annual LSU/Mid-City Clinic Health Fair Draws 400

Clinic staff provided free blood, cholesterol, HIV, eye and glucose screenings. (click photo to enlarge)

By a number of measures, the LSU/Mid-City Clinic’s first annual Health Fair and Open House at the clinic’s main campus, 1401 North Foster Drive, in Baton Rouge, was a success. Agencies from around the city teamed up with clinic staff to bring education, information and screenings to about 400 people who attended this free event, which was open to the public.

Free screenings included blood, cholesterol, HIV, eye and glucose. Children could receive free dental screenings, identification bracelets, haircuts, books and toys. Physicians from the pediatric and family practice clinics were available to answer health questions and to provide information on how to make clinic appointments. East Baton Rouge Parish Fire Department personnel answered questions on fire safety, and EBRP Sheriff’s Department personnel provided safety tips.

Hilda Bryant, Drs. Tracie Woodard and Jules Assercq, and staff of the LSU/Mid-City Clinic worked diligently to ensure the fair’s success.