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Gary’s Free Back 2 School Health Fair and Give-A-Way Aug. 11

The City of Gary will again this year partner with Community HealthNet Health Centers, Covering Kids & Families of Indiana and other health agencies and businesses in presenting the Back 2 School Health Fair and Give-a-way; “Join the C.h.a.s.e” on Saturday, August 11, 2018. The Fair will be held at the U.S. Steel Yard, RailCats Baseball Stadium, One Stadium Plaza from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

The Back 2 School event is open to Gary students, grades K-12. Students will have an opportunity to receive health related services such as immunizations, physicals (limited) and dental screenings. Health & Nutrition information and on-site enrollment for health coverage will also be available. Parents should bring shot records, school physical forms. Those interested in insurance should bring photo ID, birth certificates and social security cards for all family members and proof of income (30 days). Additional event highlights include youth activities, haircuts and manicures, backpacks and school supplies. Added this school year are uniforms. Pre-registration is required to receive uniforms. Parents may visit

Partnering agencies include Community HealthNet Health Centers and Covering Kids & Families of Indiana. Sponsors and supporters include Anthem BlueCross Blue Shield, Anthem, CareSource, Kool Smiles, MDwise, Managed Health Services (MHS), Methodist Hospitals, Moving Communities Forward, Walgreens, the Indiana Department of Health, Lil Lou’s Beauty & Barber College the Gary RailCats, and the Gary Health Department.

For more information, call (219) 886-8980 or visit online at: For vendor and sponsor information, contact the Mayor’s Office of Constituent Services, 219-881-4815 or via email [email protected].

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