OKCIC to hold annual adolescent health fair

BY STAFF REPORTS
07/26/2017 04:00 PM
Main Cherokee Phoenix
A child receives a vaccine during the Oklahoma City Indian Clinic Children’s Health Fair, which was held July 14-15 for children ages 4-11. The clinic will hold an Adolescent Health Fair for students 12-18 years old from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 28 in the OKCIC lobby. COURTESY
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The Oklahoma City Indian Clinic will hold its annual Adolescent Health Fair for students 12-18 years old from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 28 in the OKCIC lobby.

OKCIC will provide Native American students with free immunizations, physical exams, sports physicals and vision, hearing, dental, and behavioral health screenings. School supplies also will be provided while supplies last.

“Oklahoma City Indian Clinic tries to take the stress out of preparing for school by making it an easy and positive experience,” Jennifer Williams, OKCIC pediatrician, said. “We like to incorporate exciting activities to the health fair. This makes children more willing to go through the health fair and helps ensure they will have a healthy and successful year.”

Each year the OKCIC hosts the Adolescent Health Fair in conjunction with the Children’s Health Fair as part of a back-to-school program.

A Children’s Health Fair was held July 14-15 for children ages 4-11. The fair had an attendance of nearly 300 patients who received vaccines, physical exams, fluoride treatments, sports physicals and health, hearing and vision screenings, as well as school supplies and a free lunch. While attending, families were able to enjoy various activities including, crafts, outdoor games, a face painting booth and a petting zoo. Several community partners also set up information booths.

OKCIC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit clinic that provides healthcare and wellness services to American Indians in central Oklahoma. Every year, the clinic staff cares for more than 18,000 patients from more than 200 federally recognized tribes. American Indian patients can receive services including medical, dental, pediatrics, prenatal, pharmacy, optometry, physical fitness, nutrition, family programs and behavioral health services.
For more information on OKCIC or the Adolescent Health Fair, call 405-948-4900 or visit www.okcic.com.

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