National Health Center Week Starts Aug. 7.

The Greater Prince William Community Health Center will host events this week.

From The Greater Prince William Community Health Center:

The Greater Prince William Community Health Center will celebrate National Health Center Week with free health screenings, patient education, tours and children’s activities from Aug. 7 to 9, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. each day.  The three-day event—which features the Sentara Digital Mobile Mammography Van, INOVA Diabetes Nutrition Counseling, LabCorp health screenings, Medicaid enrollment, and free car seats for qualifying patients—will be held at the Center at 4379 Ridgewood Center Dr. in Woodbridge.  

This year’s theme for National Health Center Week, “Powering Healthier Communities,” illustrates the impact community health centers are having in providing access to health care for all area residents regardless of age, income or insurance status. The Health Center welcomes the entire Prince William community—including Medicaid, Medicare and insurance patients—to its 2012 National Health Center Week celebration.


Date and Time


Powering Women’s Health

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Tuesday, August 7

  • Free glucose, blood pressure, height/weight, diabetes and cholesterol screenings.
  • Free screening mammograms (appointment required).
  • Medicaid eligibility & renewal enrollment.
  • Diabetes nutrition patient education.
  • Free lunch, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Powering Healthy Children

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Wednesday, August 8

  • Free anemia, blood pressure, height/weight , cholesterol and diabetes screenings for kids.
  • Free vision screenings for kids.
  • Free oral health/dental screenings for kids.
  • Medicaid eligibility & renewal enrollment.
  • Moon bounce, Wii, face painting & kids’ activities.
  • Free lunch, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Community Open House

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Thursday, August 9

  • Free glucose, blood pressure, height/weight, diabetes and cholesterol screenings for women.
  • Free screening mammograms (appointment required).
  • Free car seats for qualifying patients.
  • Medicaid eligibility & renewal enrollment.
  • Open House With Other Organizations In Prince William: Children, Youth, & Family programs.
    • Free lunch, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Partners of the Health Center’s National Health Center Week activities include: the Virginia Health Care Foundation, Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center, Potomac Health Foundation, Amerigroup, LabCorp, Inova Health System, Northern Virginia Family Service, Lake Ridge Lions Club, BB&T, and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Prince William County/Manassas.  All activities are free and open to the public.

robin rother August 07, 2012 at 02:47 PM
robin rother August 07, 2012 at 02:49 PM
i dont feel well enough to stand or sit for hours in this heat, how would you feel with no health or dental insurance


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