Valparaiso, IN – HealthLinc will host annual community health fairs at area clinics from July 22 through August 6.  Each year, the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) dedicates time to recognizing community health centers throughout the country.

This year’s theme, “Lighting the Way for Community Health Centers, Today and in the Future,” highlights the important role that health centers have in providing access to affordable, high-quality, cost-effective health care to the medically vulnerable and underserved in our communities.

Due to COVID-19, the format of the events has changed to ensure the safety and well-being of patients, communities and staff. Visits to the health fairs are scheduled to maintain social distancing, allow time for cleaning, and follow other protocols for the comfort and safety of everyone.

The events still have a back-to-school focus, and families coming to the health fairs will receive a backpack with school or health supplies (while supplies last) to help them get the school year off to a great start. In addition, we will have appointments available for well-child checkups, and sports physicals (provided at no cost for uninsured children).

“Our annual community health fairs are signature events providing low-cost and no-cost check-ups for the kids in our communities and we have made plans to continue this service in the safest way possible,” states Beth Wrobel, CEO.  “In addition to the much-needed healthcare services, these events also provide back-to-school supplies which will be needed at school or in the home should online education need to continue.”

2020 Community Health Fair Schedule:

Southeast July 22   1 p.m. – 4 p.m. EST 1708 High St., South Bend
Knox July 24   2 p.m. – 4 p.m. CST 104 E. Culver Rd., Knox *a drive-thru event
Mishawaka July 28   10 a.m. – 2 p.m. EST 420 W 4th St., Mishawaka
East Chicago July 30 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. CST 1313 W. Chicago Ave., East Chicago
La Porte Aug 3     4 p.m. – 7 p.m. CST 1083 E. St. Rd. 2, La Porte
Michigan City Aug 4     11 a.m. – 5 p.m. CST 710 Franklin Ave., Michigan City
Valparaiso Aug 6     10 a.m. – 1 p.m. CST 1001 N. Sturdy Rd., Valparaiso

For more information about the annual community health fairs, contact Carrie Kuck at (888) 580-1060 ext. 2729, or ckuck@healthlincchc.org.

About HealthLinc
HealthLinc, Inc. (healthlincchc.org) is a not-for-profit Federally Qualified Health Center that provides primary medical, dental, optometry, and behavioral health services to people of all ages regardless of a patient’s ability to pay. In 1996, HealthLinc began as Hilltop Neighborhood House, a neighborhood clinic and childcare center in Valparaiso, IN. Since then, HealthLinc has expanded to eleven clinics, two telehealth clinics, and one mobile medical/dental clinic. HealthLinc accepts Medicare, Medicaid, Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP), most commercial insurance plans, and provides care for uninsured patients. Services will be provided on a sliding fee scale based on household size and income, regardless of a patient’s insurance status.

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HealthLinc Corporate Headquarters are located at 2401 Valley Drive, Valparaiso, IN.  HealthLinc clinics span Northern Indiana and are in East Chicago, Knox, La Porte, Michigan City, Mishawaka, South Bend and Valparaiso.