In an effort to promote an initiative emphasizing a preventative outlook to health, the Good Shepherd Community Clinic, Inc., will have its first Community Health Fair.
The event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the clinic, located at 20 12th Ave. NW in Ardmore.
“We decided to do this at the first of the year,” said executive director Teresa Myers. “We wanted to do something to get more information out to the public about what we do and we want to attract new clients.”
The clinic is partnering with the Ardmore Lions Club in conjunction with its Mobile Health Unit and MAMA Knows, Inc. to offer health care screenings to individuals who are uninsured and with incomes that are less than 200 percent of the U.S. Federal Poverty Guidelines.
The income can range from one individual earning less than $22,980 to a family of four earning less than $47,000. Interested parties can contact the clinic to determine if they are within the parameters of the earning guidelines.
Myers said clinic staff will conduct the clinic, which will include the following services on a first-come, first-serve basis:
• pap smears
• prostate exams
• skin cancer screenings
• oral cancer screenings
• dental check-ups
• breast exams
• HIV testing
• visual acuity screening
• glaucoma testing
• diabetes testing
• lung capacity testing
• cholesterol testing
• bone density testing (women older than 40)
• body mass index measurements
• PSA testing
• sign-ups for mammogram screenings (age 35-65)
Myers said the clinic is moving in a new direction in terms of patient wellness and seeking to emphasize a healthy focus.
“We want a more preventative and prevention outlook,” she said.
For information to determine eligibility, contact the clinic at (580) 223-3411.