UniCare Health Plan Teams With Local Organizations for Community and Wellness Fair

Thursday, July 31, 2008 General News
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WICHITA, Kan., July 30 As summer vacation slowly comes toa close, parents and children alike prepare for the return to school. Gettingready to go back to school often means getting important health screenings andimmunizations up-to-date. To help parents, the "Celebrate Your Children,Celebrate You," health fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday,Aug. 2 at the Boys and Girls Club, 2400 N. Opportunity Drive. A variety offree health screenings and valuable health information for parents will beavailable at the fair.

While at the health fair, uninsured children will receive free sportsphysicals and are eligible for free immunizations if they are under the age of18. Additionally, vision, hearing and dental screenings will be availablealong with blood pressure checks and lead screenings for children under theage of six. Fun outdoor games and moonwalks will also round out an afternoonof fun for children and door prizes will be offered throughout the afternoon.

"UniCare Health Plan of Kansas, Inc. is pleased to host this health fairbut also grateful to the participation of so many of our community partners,"said Linda Steinke, director of field operations for UniCare Health Plan ofKansas, Inc. "Their participation in this event is so important and is atestimony of their commitment to help ensure our local children are healthybefore they return to school."

The free screenings and valuable health information is being provided by:The Center for Health and Wellness, Via Christi Wichita Health Network andWesley Medical Center. In addition, The Sedgwick County programs that will beat the health fair include Healthy Babies; Immunizations; WIC and Blood Lead.

About UniCare

UniCare Health Plan of Kansas, Inc. is an operating subsidiary ofWellPoint, Inc. For more information, visit UniCare at www.unicare.com . (R)Registered mark of WellPoint, Inc.

SOURCE UniCare Health Plan of Kansas, Inc.


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