Highmark Partners for a Healthy Community to Bring Free Health, Vision and Dental Services to Harrisburg on May 8

Friday, April 23, 2010 Education News J E 4
HARRISBURG, Pa., April 22 The Highmark Partners for a Healthy Community will offer free health, vision and dental services from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 8 at Hamilton Health Center, 1650 Walnut Street, Harrisburg. The event is open to children and adults who are uninsured or have minimal coverage.

Davis Vision, United Concordia Dental, the Harrisburg Area Dental Society, Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) Dental Programs and Systems of Care will partner with Highmark Blue Shield to provide free screenings and services, including:

"Preventive and corrective care measures are important to one's overall health, yet children and adults sometimes go without screenings and exams during challenging times," said Charles Gladney, Highmark's director of program implementation and development. "This tough economic climate will hopefully prompt people to take advantage of the free services we will be providing."

Since many families do not have insurance or have limited funding for care, health care professionals will volunteer their time at the event to ensure participants receive the care they may need.

"Outreach programs like this are part of our commitment to help enhance the communities we serve," said Woodrow Greene, community outreach coordinator for United Concordia Dental. "As part of the free services we will offer on May 8, we will serve individuals identified as needing care by the Women's Fund of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities."

For more information, call (717) 302-6991. Dental services may be scheduled by calling (717) 230-3957.

About Highmark Blue Shield

Highmark Blue Shield is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans. For more information about Highmark Blue Shield, visit

For more information about Davis Vision, visit To learn more about United Concordia Dental, visit

-- Vision -- Oral exams, fillings and simple extractions -- Glucose -- Cholesterol -- BMI -- Blood pressure

SOURCE Highmark Blue Shield


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