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.