The annual Pike County Community Health Fair presented by Big Sandy Area Community Action Program and sponsored by Passport Health Plan will be held on Wednesday, August 17 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Pike County Public Library, 126 Lee Avenue, Pikeville.

The event is free and open to the public and will offer everyone the chance to connect with area healthcare providers and programs. In addition to healthcare information, there will be free health screenings, outreach materials, giveaways, and a variety of fantastic door prizes.

Big Sandy Area Community Action Program representatives will be on hand to help visitors learn more about their employment and training services for people of all ages, their Weatherization Assistance program, Garden Seed program, and host of other services aimed at helping eastern Kentuckians achieve self-sufficiency.

Free blood pressure checks, BMI readings, heart rate, and oxygen statistics will be offered by the Mountain Comprehensive Care Home Place Clinic. Tug Valley ARH Regional Medical Center will be giving free stroke screenings and information about fall risks. Visitors can also receive free COPD, glucose, and blood pressure screenings from Pikeville Medical Care. The Medicine Shop will be there to help with diabetic shoe fitting, and so much more.

Visitors can connect with service groups including the UK Kentucky Home Place, the Huntington VA Medical Center, Appalachian Hospice Care, Judi’s Place for Kids, CareSource, Appalachian Pregnancy Care Center, the American Red Cross, Big Sandy Health Care, the Pikeville Fire Department, and many others.

This year’s Community Health Fair is overflowing with prizes, screenings, and information. So get ready to have your questions answered and connect with local people who can help you find your way to health success.

For more information about the Pike County Community Health Fair, contact Big Sandy Area Community Action Program Resource Representative Dawn Stephens at (606) 432-2775.

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