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District 218, Area Groups Sponsor Back-to-School Health Fair

Screenings, school supplies and more available during Friday's event.

District 218, Area Groups Sponsor Back-to-School Health Fair

Need your shots or supplies for school? Want to get your eyes checked?

Sounds like Shepard High School in Palos Heights may be the place to be on Friday.

Numerous medical and governmental agencies will join Community High School District 218 on Friday in sponsoring a Back to School Health Fair. 

The event will be from noon to 4 p.m., at 13049 S. Ridgeland Ave. It is free and open to children and adults.

A limited number of free school physicals, free dental exams, and free vision screens will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Reduced-cost school physicals are $40; immunizations are $10 and comprehensive eye exams will be $40. 

Free vision screenings and health screens for blood pressure, bone density, body glucose and others also will be offered.

Providing services, among other groups are: MetroSouth Medical Center, , Mt. Greenwood Eye Care, the St. Xavier University health center, Orland Park Dental, and Smile, Illinois.

The fair includes free food, drinks and school supplies.  For young children, the fair will feature free games, a bounce house, a clown, and face painting. 

District 218 will provide free bus service to and from the fair.  Bus stops, listed with pick-up and drop-off times, include:

  • Route 1 - Calumet Park Village Hall, (11:10, 3:10); St. Donatus Church/Blue Island, (11:15, 3:05); Revere Primary School/Blue Island (11:20, 2:55); Hale Primary School/Crestwood (11:35, 2:45).
  • Route 2 - Lincoln School/Blue Island, (11:10, 2:45); Keller Middle School/Robbins (11:15, 2:50); Delta Learning Center/Robbins (11:20, 3:00); Turner School/Robbins (11:25, 3:05).
  • Route 3: Kerr Middle School/Blue Island (11:10, 3:05); Memorial Park/Blue Island (11:15, 3:00);  Hazelgreen School/Alsip (11:25, 2:50); Prairie Junior High/Alsip (11:30, 2:45).

For more information, call Bob McParland at Community District 218,  708-424-2000.

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