Houston Health Department

Houston Department of Health will mark National Health Center Week with a Family Health Evening

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The Houston Department of Health will mark National Health Center Week with a Family Health Evening on Aug. 10 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The department’s four health centers will offer free child immunizations, blood pressure screenings and toothbrushes, toothpaste and floss at the event.

Health center employees will also staff several booths with information about many of the department’s services including family planning, men’s health and testing for sexually-transmitted diseases and tuberculosis. Employees will offer guidance on preparing for emergencies and enrolling in low-cost health insurance through the Affordable Care Act’s Health Insurance Marketplace.

Programs also taking part in the event include the Women, Infant and Children (WIC), Nurse Partnership Program, Healthy Families, Healthy Futures and the free Diabetes Awareness and Wellness Network center.

The four health centers and their addresses are La Nueva Casa de Amigos, 1809 North Main; Northside Health Center, 8504 Schuller; Sharpstown Health Services, 6201 Bonhomme and Sunnyside Health Center, 4605 Wilmington.

National Health Center week is Aug.9-15. This year’s national theme for the event is “American’s Health Centers: Celebrating Our Legacy, Shaping Our Future.” For more information, call 832-393-5427.