NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Health screenings for blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, and lead contamination will offered for free to people of all ages Friday at the Eric B. Chandler Health Center.
Open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the health fair in the center at 277 George St., will also offer vision screenings for adults, and body mass index and body fat calculations, as well as free and confidential HIV testing.
Child safety information will also be available.
The staff of nurses and physicians will have information on dental care, nutrition, tobacco use, domestic violence, HIV/AIDs.
Community partners will also be available with information on financial health.
The free health fair concludes National Health Center Week, during which Chandler Health Center will host activities daily.
On Wednesday, Aug. 15, a dental program titles Fun with Dental Health will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m. That evening the center will host a free Family Dance Night from 6 to 8 p.m.
On Thursday, there will be a cooking demonstration for health eating from 10 a.m. to noon and from 2 to 4 p.m., to go along with New Brunswick Community Farmers Market, which will also be open.
The health center is operated jointly with Rutgers’ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and a community board with the goal of eliminating barriers to obtaining quality, family-oriented primary and dental health care for the city’s diverse, multicultural population.
The center provides comprehensive acute and chronic care to patients of all ages.
“Every day, I witness the value of having a patient-centered home to provide our community with essential primary healthcare services,” said Sandra Hill, executive director of the Eric B. Chandler Health Center at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. “Our health professionals and staff are proud to provide comprehensive care to our patients, from infants to senior citizens.”