The Pomona Community Health Action Team (PCHAT) will provide free health

screenings and medical checkups Saturday, September 11, from 10 a.m. to 1

p.m. at Mendoza Elementary, 851 S. Hamilton Blvd., Pomona.

At the event, residents of all local communities will be able to get

general health screenings as well as vision and glucose screenings and

musculo-skeletal exams.

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 will also participate.

The Healthy Start program assists with the program and the Pomona Valley

Hospital Medical Center donates medical and office supplies.

Representatives from Pomona Catholic High School will provide translation

services, and members of the Associated Pomona Teachers Association help

with organization and publicity.

In addition, representatives from the Pomona Police Department will be on

hand to offer information about crime prevention.

This is the first in a series of free health fairs that will be held

monthly through May (with the exception of December and March.) All are

held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; locations and dates for the other screenings

scheduled in this year’s series are:

November 20, 1999, Philadelphia Elementary, 600 E. Philadelphia St.,

Pomona; January 29, 2000, Vejar Elementary, 950 W. Grand Ave., Pomona;

February 26, 2000, WesternU Medical Center, 360 E. Mission Blvd.,

Pomona;

April 15, 2000, WesternU Medical Center, 360 E. Mission Blvd., Pomona; and

May 6, 2000, Washington Elementary, 975 E. 9th St., Pomona.