The Pomona Community Health Action Team (PCHAT) will provide free health
screenings and medical checkups Saturday, January 29, from 10 a.m. to 1
p.m. at Vejar Elementary School, 950 W. Grand Ave., Pomona. Residents of
all local communities are welcome to attend.
There are approximately 92,000 residents in the Pomona area without health
insurance-24,000 of whom are children-according to the 1999-2000 Los
Angeles County Service Planning Area Report produced by United Way. Free
health services like those offered by PCHAT are especially valuable to
The health fair is the third in a series of six planned through May, and
has been designated as a diet and exercise focused event. Health care
representatives will be on hand to educate patients about ways that diet
and exercise can improve their lives. General health screenings, vision
and glucose screenings and musculo-skeletal exams will also be offered.
Students from Western University of Health Sciences (WesternU) will
conduct health screenings under the supervision of licensed physicians.
Students from the Pomona Unified School District’s Adult Education program
for nursing assistants also participate.
The Healthy Start program, the Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center,
Pomona Catholic High School, the Associated Pomona Teachers Association,
the Pomona Police Department and the Hispanic Youth Task Force are also
involved in the program.
The remaining health fairs in the series are scheduled as follows:
Feb. 26, 2000; WesternU Medical Center; 360 E. Mission Blvd., Pomona
April 15, 2000; WesternU Medical Center; 360 E. Mission Blvd., Pomona
May 6, 2000; Washington Elementary; 975 E. 9th St., Pomona
For more information, call (909) 469-5512.