West Texas A&M University Department of Nursing staff and fourth-year nursing students will be hosting the bi-annual Inner City Health Fair on April 17.
Free Health screenings, immunizations, exams and a meal will be provided to uninsured members of the community, all facilitated through a partnership between the WTAMU nursing students, Heal the City medical clinic, Texas Tech University, the City of Amarillo Department of Public Health and other local organizations.
Joanna Louder, senior nursing student at WTAMU, said the health fair will not only provide the opportunity for individuals to receive health checks but also a chance to receive medical treatment.
“We’re partnering with Heal the City, who actually has practicing physicians on site, so they’re actually able to be treated if they need to be at that time,” Louder said.
She added that the fair will not have a stressful environment, which allows the medical staff to meet with citizens who may not regularly see a doctor or health care provider.
“They don’t have to pay anything, they don’t have to bring anything with them,” Louder said. “It kind of takes away the stigma of maybe going to a hospital or a clinic.”
How to Go
What: West Texas A&M University Department of Nursing Inner City Health Fair
- Free health screenings, pap tests, breast exams, immunizations, HIV screenings, care packages and a meal.
When: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., April 17
Where: Generation Next Worship Center, 604 S. Tennessee St.