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The West Texas A&M University Department of Nursing will host a free Community Health Fair on Saturday.

The fair will be from 4-7 p.m. at the north grand campus of Hillside Church at 3508 N. E. 24th Ave. in Amarillo.

Area medical professionals will collaborate to provide screenings for STDs, HIV, colorectal cancer, blood sugar and blood pressure measurements, and other screening services.

The fair will also include a free COVID vaccine clinic, low-cost adult immunizations.

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center physicians will also provide on-site breast exams and pap smears from 2-5 p.m. at no cost to qualifying individuals. Appointments will be set for mammograms to be conducted at a later date.

There will also be free car seats and other baby supplies available to those who qualify.

The event will feature education booths with many resources as well.

The event is a result of a partnership between WT, Hillside Church and Project Safe Neighborhood.

Fair participants include: High Plains Food Bank, Legal Aid of Northwest Texas, Texas Panhandle Centers, Coalition of Health Services: Nurse Family Partnership, Uniting Parents, Storybridge, Texas Workforce Commission Vocational Rehabilitation Services, FirstCare Health Plans, Region 16 Education Service Center, Catholic Charities of the Texas Panhandle, Family Support Services, Haven Health Clinics, Amarillo Public Health Department, Panhandle Behavioral Health Alliance and Get FIT to Stay Fit, among others.

By Ellysa Harris

Muleshoe Journal

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