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Access holds free Summer Community Health Fairs

Access Community Health Network (ACCESS) recently announced its 2018 schedule of Summer Community Health Fairs to be held throughout the Chicago area at various ACCESS health center sites.

Community members are invited to join ACCESS for a bit of fun, food and entertainment, while learning more about community resources. Parents are invited to come out and get a head start for the upcoming school year with required back-to-school physicals for students. Children will receive free school supplies (while quantities last).

Adults can also receive free health screenings and referrals to ACCESS providers. Community members can also receive information about
ACCESS’ treatment and support services for substance use disorders.
ACCESS benefit specialists will also be on hand to assist with any Medicaid or SNAP enrollment requests.

The following is a list of the health fairs, which includes the date, time, name of facility, location address and the phone:

Saturday, July 7 – 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., ACCESS Madison, 3800 W. Madison St. (Across the street in Garfield Park), 773-826-6600;

Saturday, July 14 – 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., ACCESS Austin, 4909 W. Division St., 773-364-4600;

Saturday, July 21 – 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., ACCESS Ashland, 5159 S. Ashland Ave., 773-434-9216;

Saturday, July 28 – 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., ACCESS Blue Island, 13000 Maple Ave., Blue Island, IL, 708-385-6100;

Saturday, Aug. 4 – 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., ACCESS Brandon, 2822 E. 83rd St., 773-721-7600;

Saturday, Aug. 18 – 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., ACCESS Grand Boulevard Health & Specialty Center, 5401 S. Wentworth Ave., 773-288-6900; and

Saturday, Sept. 8 – 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., ACCESS Booker, 654 E. 47th St., 773-624.4800.

For more information about the ACCESS’ 2018 Summer Community Health Fairs, and eligibility requirements for the school physicals, please call the specific ACCESS health center.

About Access Community Health Network
Designated as a Level 3 patient-centered medical home by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), ACCESS offers patient-centered, preventive and primary care services to more than 183,000 patients annually. Through its investment in technology to further improve patient care and engagement, ACCESS has also been recognized by HIMMS at Stage 6 for its adoption of its electronic health record. With 36 Joint Commission-accredited community health centers located throughout Chicago and the surrounding suburbs, ACCESS is also one of the largest networks of community health centers in the nation.

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