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FREE Health and Wellness Fairs for the public

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Education Centers, known as AHECs. Pictured is the AHEC in San Carlos, located at 230 N. 86th St., where a Health and Wellness Fair will be held this Friday from 8 a.m.- 12 p.m. (UTRGV Photo by Paul Chouy) 
During the month of December, UT Health RGV will host Health and Wellness Fairs for the community. The events will be held at UT Health RGV’s Area Health Education Centers, known as AHECs. Pictured is the AHEC in San Carlos, located at 230 N. 86th St., where a Health and Wellness Fair will be held this Friday from 8 a.m.- 12 p.m. (UTRGV Photo by Paul Chouy) 

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By Dimitra Trejo

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, Texas – UT Health RGV’s Area Health Education Centers, known as AHECs, will offer free healthcare screenings to the community from Dec. 9-14, as part of its health and wellness fairs. 

UT Health RGV is the clinical arm of the UTRGV School of Medicine, and the healthcare fairs are part of their efforts to provide essential medical services in the Valley’s rural areas. 

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Briana Gonzalez, UT Health RGV community health worker, will oversee the Health and Wellness Fair at the San Carlos AHEC. The fair will offer valuable benefits and healthcare information for those who attend, she said. 

“Our goal is to improve access to primary and specialty healthcare in the Valley,” she said. “As a medical school, we are working to transform healthcare for our residents and our communities, and these health and wellness fairs are part of that mission.” 

People who attend will have the opportunity to get their COVID-19 vaccine – both Pfizer and Moderna will be available. In addition, stroke prevention and diabetes education, blood pressure assessments, and information booths all will be part of the services provided at no cost.  

SCHEDULE FOR THE FAIRS 

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  • UTRGV AHEC in La Victoria – Thursday, Dec. 9, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.   
  • UTRGV AHEC San Carlos – Friday, Dec. 10, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.  
  • UTRGV AHEC Bob Clark, Brownsville – Tuesday, Dec.14, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.  

Patients will not need to bring any healthcare documentation. However, if you plan to get a COVID-19 vaccination, you will need to provide a valid identification card, and a vaccination card for those who already have had at least one shot. 

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