For seven straight years, the Glendale community has come together each year to help keep each other healthy and apprised of important health information and services at the Glendale Health Festival on Saturday, November 5th 2016. It’s a unique experience where any member of the Glendale community can come to receive free, comprehensive health screening and basic services. New this year are dental screenings, which help to provide an even more comprehensive experience for Glendale’s health festival goers.
The Glendale Health Festival is unique in that it relies on the volunteer efforts of community physicians, dentists, and other medical professionals who simply want to help make Glendale area residents more healthy and aware of the lifestyle choices that will keep them that way.
The process is simple: when you arrive, you essentially start at a triage station where you travel through various health screenings and receive a comprehensive evaluation of nearly every aspect of your health. Physicians and staff on hand will be present from Glendale Adventist Medical Center, Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital and USC Verdugo Hills Hospital. In the past, participants have been made aware of serious health conditions they didn’t know they had thanks to the free screening provided at the Glendale Health Festival, and others were able to receive free care and treatment that otherwise would have resulted in copays or significant out of pocket costs. Flu shots, CPR training, and even free healthy lunches are all important components of the Glendale Health Festival.
Interested in attending Glendale’s Health Festival and taking advantage of some of the amazing free screening and health services being offered on Saturday? Here’s what you need to know. The festival takes place from 10am to 3pm tomorrow, Saturday November 5th 2016. It’s held in the Pacific Edison Community Center, which is at 501 S. Pacific Ave. in the heart of Glendale.
While you wait to receive your comprehensive screening, you can participate in some of the many “waiting room” activities available, which include education about health-related best practices, nutritional advice, vision and hearing tests, and more.
Simply put, if you’re a member of the Glendale community, you won’t find a better opportunity to take advantage of the time volunteered by hundreds of physicians and medical professionals simply out of their desire to see their community remain healthy and vibrant for years to come. We hope to see you there!