11th Annual St. Vincent Medical Center Free Health Fair

Los Angeles, CA (September 5, 2012) – St. Vincent Medical Center will sponsor the 11th annual free Health Fair on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Health Fair

Clinicians will be on hand at the fair, 2222 Ocean View Ave. (across the 3rd Street bridge from St. Vincent Medical Center), to provide mammography screening, flu shots, cholesterol screening, vision and hearing examination, dental screening, glucose/diabetes screening, ultrasound screening, hepatitis B screening, information about free or low-cost health insurance (Medi-Cal, Healthy Families, CalFresh and more), pap smear screening referral, anemia screening, scoliosis screening, lung capacity screening, HIV/STD screening, blood pressure screening, body fat screening.

Physicians will be available for “Ask the Doctors” information about cancer information, nutrition, diabetes and heart disease.

Other support services will include after-school program information and enrollment, limited haircut services, limited car seat and toys for children. All services will be provided are on a first-come, first-served basis.

The major sponsor is Daughters of Charity Health Foundation, and other sponsors include: Avon Foundation for Women, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, UniHealth Foundation, Carrie Estelle Doheny Foundation, Aetna, and L.A. City Councilman Ed Reyes – Dist. 1.

About St. Vincent Medical Center

With three consecutive years of awards for quality healthcare services from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), St. Vincent Medical Center has been ranked fifth among Best Hospitals in the Los Angeles Metropolitan area for 2011-2012, according to U.S. News & World Report.

Providing compassionate healthcare and serving the sick poor has been the mission of St. Vincent Medical Center for more than 155 years. Established in downtown Los Angeles in 1856 by the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, St. Vincent is a world-renowned, 366-bed facility, offering comprehensive medical services, including ear surgery and neurosurgery, general orthopaedics, spine care, joint replacement, cancer treatment, cardiovascular services, thoracic surgery, electrophysiology, interventional cardiology, and multi-organ transplantation.

St. Vincent Medical Center is part of the Daughters of Charity Health System, a nonprofit Catholic health system spanning the California coast.