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
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.,
April 15, 2000, WesternU Medical Center, 360 E. Mission Blvd., Pomona; and
May 6, 2000, Washington Elementary, 975 E. 9th St., Pomona.