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Oct. 29: Oregonians with unmet medical needs can receive free health screenings at student-run health fair

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WHAT:                

Health care students from across the state will offer uninsured and underinsured Oregonians access to free medical check-ups, personal hygiene items, and dental, vision and hearing exams, among other services, as a part of the annual Health Care Equity Week Health Fair hosted by OHSU.

Media are invited to:

  • Get photos, video and comments from OHSU students
  • Interview Paul Gorman, M.D., assistant dean for rural medical education, OHSU School of Medicine, about the importance of the annual Health Care Equity Week Health Fair

WHEN:          

Sunday, Oct. 29, at 9 a.m.

WHERE:             

Pioneer Courthouse Square
701 S.W. 6th Ave. Portland, OR 97205

DETAILS:      

Students and faculty from the OHSU schools of Medicine, Nursing and Dentistry, and the OSU/OHSU College of Pharmacy, will work with other volunteers and organizations from the Portland community, including the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine and the Pacific University College of Optometry, to schedule follow-up medical appointments, provide resources for addiction, mental health, housing and more.

The health fair features student-organized guest speakers and volunteer events intended to raise awareness about disparities in the U.S. health care system.

Earlier this month, students from OHSU, PSU and OSU opened the Bridges Collaborative Care Clinic in inner Portland. Two Saturdays per month, the clinic offers free health care services for underserved individuals residing at Transitions Projects’ Clark Center.

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