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Berwyn offers residents free health clinic

Published: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:19 p.m. CDT

BERWYN – The Berwyn Public Health District and Berwyn Township will host the 34th annual Health Fair to from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Health District offices, 6600 W. 26th St.

Additional information will be provided by exhibitors next door in Lesak Park.

Health screenings will be free for Berwyn residents from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and no appointment is necessary. Screenings will include: thyroid, complete metabolic panel (CMP), lipid panel, hemoglobin, height, weight, BMI and blood pressure. The heath districts asks that all residents provide a valid photo ID and proof of current Berwyn residency in order to take advantage of the free services.

The I-Cash program from Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford’s office will be there to help Illinois residents recover unclaimed money and property that may have been left in their names.

As a way to offer an opportunity for residents to assist others within the community, the district is also accepting donations of canned or boxed food for local food pantries.

Also at the event, Be the Match will be registering potential bone marrow donors via a mouth swab. Heartland Blood Centers will also host a blood drive for those who wish to donate. Appointments are preferred for the blood drive, and all donors must present a valid photo ID. Blood donors must also ensure that they have eaten a meal within two hours prior to donating

Call 708-788-6600 to schedule.

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