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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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FOREMOST FAMILY HEALTH CENTERS ANNOUNCES
NATIONAL HEALTH CENTER WEEK AUGUST 4 – 10, 2019
Activities take place at their facility at the Martin Luther King, Jr. complex

 

Dallas, Texas, August, 1, 2019 — Foremost Family Health Centers announces their annual participation in National Health Center Week, a national campaign running from Aug. 4 – 10 with the goal of raising awareness about the how community health centers across the country provide access to affordable primary health care in America’s Health Centers. This year, each day of National Health Center Week has a specific focus area culminating in a Health Fair for families on August 10. The public is invited to come each day, and both offices are open for medical and dental appointments every day.

  • Monday, August 5 – Healthcare for the Homeless Day
  • Tuesday, August 6 – Agricultural Worker Health Day
  • Wednesday, August 7 – Patient Appreciation Day
  • Thursday, August 8 – Stakeholder/Community Partners Appreciation Day
  • Friday, August 9 – Health Care Staff Appreciation Day
  • Saturday, August 10 – Children & Family Health Day

 

Foremost Open House – Thursday, Aug. 8, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – 2922-B Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Dallas, TX 75215

Let’s Get Physical Health Fair – Saturday, Aug. 10, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. – 2922-B Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Dallas, TX 75215

  • Free Blood Pressure Screenings
  • Free Blood Sugar Screenings
  • Free Vision Screenings
  • Free Pregnancy Testing
  • Dental & Wellness Information
  • Healthy Snacks, Entertainment and more

 

Other Services Available: Bring private insurance, Medicare or Medicaid card

  • Same-Day Appointments
  • Vaccines for adults and children
  • Dental Exam and Cleanings
  • Health Physicals (Back to School/Sports)
  • STD Testing
  • Podiatry Visits

 

In addition, be sure to visit the MLK Fresh Produce Distribution Center and MLK Freedom Garden open Wednesday 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. Richard Miles is a partner with the City of Dallas MLK staff and Community Center.

 

About Foremost Family Health Centers

Foremost Family Health Centers and the parent company known as Martin Luther King, Jr. Family Clinic operate as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. This community-based health center has been a primary care home to generations of families since 1986. Today Foremost Family Health Centers has two locations – the original in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center in Dallas and the other in Balch Springs. The primary care doctors and dentists are accepting new patients on a walk-in and appointment basis.

 

About Community Health Centers

Community health centers employ primary care providers who focus on medical, dental, counseling, chronic disease management, medication assistance, health education, case management, specialty referrals and transportation assistance. Health centers serve patients in medically underserved communities regardless of insurance status or ability to pay, and also accept Medicare, Medicaid and most major health insurance plans. In Texas, there are more than 75 community health centers with over 460 satellite sites in 125 counties. Nationally, 1 in 12 Americans receive their health care from a Community Health Center.

For more information, contact Joyce Tapley, Chief Executive Officer, jtapley@foremostfhc.org

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