Woodbridge Mayor’s Health Expo Planned For Saturday

file000432821238-166x250WOODBRIDGE – Mayor John E. McCormac and the Woodbridge Department of Health & Human Services will host the 2013 Mayor’s Health Expo on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Woodbridge Health Center located at 2 George Frederick Plaza. The Annual Mayor’s Health Expo is sponsored by the Woodbridge Township Department of Health & Human Services, the Municipal Alliance, and the Mayor’s Wellness Campaign.

Visitors to Woodbridge Health Expo 2013 can obtain free or reduced-cost health screening tests which help monitor medical conditions and provide vital patient-care information. Health Expo screenings include: comprehensive blood pressure; eye and foot screening exams, glucose screenings, lung function testing, oral cancer, osteoporosis and body mass index screening. Seasonal flu shots will also be available (FREE to Medicare patients; $15 for non-Medicare).

Health Expo visitors will also find information on the Affordable Health Care Act, along with information on numerous health-related topics including Social Security, Medicare, pharmacy assistance, substance abuse, domestic violence, and more. Area health care providers and medical assistance agencies will be on-hand to provide information on health-care products, services and programs. Free cooking demonstrations by Wegmans of Woodbridge target healthy diet and menu selections. The Municipal Alliance and “Mascot Max” will offer informational exhibits and door prizes.

There is a minimal fee and required pre-registration for the comprehensive blood screening and total cholesterol check; prostrate blood screening; Hepatitis B and C immunity tests, and tests for thyroid function T-3 and T-4, C-reactive protein and THS (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone). To pre-register, contact the Woodbridge Township Department of Health & Human Services at: 732-855-0600 x5026 or 5003.

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