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Nov. 3: Student-run health fair provides free screenings to Oregonians with unmet medical needs




More than 50 health care students will offer about 200 uninsured and underinsured Oregonians free medical, dental, vision and hearing exams; personal hygiene items; and many other services as part of the 11th annual Free Health Care Fair hosted by OHSU students.

Media are invited to:

  • Get photos, video and comments from OHSU students volunteering at the event, as well as the student organizers.
  • Interview Patrick Bowden, M.M.S., P.A.-C., a professor in the OHSU School of Medicine’s Physician Assistant Program, about the importance of the annual fair.


9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018

(Media are encouraged to cover the event 9:30 to 11 a.m.)


Pioneer Courthouse Square

701 S.W. Sixth Ave.

Portland, OR 97205


Students and faculty from OHSU schools of Medicine, Nursing and Dentistry; and the OSU/OHSU College of Pharmacy will work with other local volunteers and organizations, 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 annual event is part of the OHSU Health Care Equity Series, a year-round, student-led effort to raise awareness about disparities in the U.S. health care system.

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