Free Screenings & Services At Annual Latino Health Fair

Ocean County Health Department (Photo by Jason Allentoff)

  TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Health Department (OCHD) will host its 3rd Annual Latino Health Fair on September 19, 3-7 p.m., at the health department, 175 Sunset Avenue, Toms River, NJ.

  “This is the third time the Ocean County Health Department is hosting this event and it keeps getting bigger and better every time,” said Ocean County Freeholder Gerry P. Little, liaison to the Ocean County Board of Health. “We always enjoy servicing our friends in the Latino community with this wide variety of free health services and screenings. We encourage you to come out and be part of this really special event.” 

  Ocean County residents are invited to this free event, which offers the following free services:

  • Chronic Disease Screenings: Breast, Cervical and Colorectal Cancer Screenings
  • Maternal and Child Health: Blood Lead Levels, WIC Certifications
  • Substance Abuse, Health and Diabetes Education
  • Preventative Screenings: TDAP Immunizations, Eye Screenings, Hearing Tests, and HIV/STD/Hepatitis C Testing

  Don’t drive? Set up transportation assistance to the event with help from Community Ambassadors.

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  “We are looking forward to working with our friends at Community Ambassadors. Once again they will be providing transportation to those residents that may need a ride to the event. They have also partnered with the Community Ambassadors Clubs in Lakewood and South Toms River providing students to assist with translation during the event, arts and crafts for the children and so much more,” says Daniel Regenye, Ocean County Health Department Public Health Coordinator.

  For transportation assistance, call Community Ambassadors at 732-349-1550 ext. 339 to reserve a seat.

  “The Ocean County Health Department is doing more health fairs during the course of the year because we saw the need and the community has asked for them,” added Regenye. “We are really pleased that we can contribute and do our part to make our communities healthier and safer by providing these important screenings and services for children and adults.”

  Come out to the 3rd Annual Latino Health Fair for free services, giveaway prizes, a variety of diverse vendors and more.

  For more information, visit ochd.org.