Columbia Valley Community Health (CVCH) is partnering with the North Central Educational Service District(NCESD) Educational Foundation this year for the annual CVCH Back to School Health Fair. The two organizations, along with the United Way of Chelan and Douglas Counties, will be disseminating 1,000 backpacks filled with school supplies to school-aged children on Saturday, August 10, 2013, from 9am – 12pm at the Wenatchee CVCH clinic, located at 600 Orondo Ave. All school-aged children (grades K-12) must be present to receive a backpack. This free family event is open to the entire community.
This is the fourth annual Back to School Health Fair for Columbia Valley Community Health, an event that kicks off National Health Center Week, August 11 – 17, 2013. National Health Center Week is a national campaign meant to raise awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s Health Centers as local solutions to community health needs. This is the first year that CVCH is partnering with NCESD Educational Foundation and their sponsor North Cascades National Bank.
CVCH departments and other community organizations will have booths, host games, provide information about their services, and offer important health-related information. CVCH medical staff will be administering immunizations and sports physicals in its Wenatchee clinic. Children may receive the required “back to school” immunizations without an appointment, but individuals interested in receiving a sports physical are encouraged to make an appointment in advance by calling 509.662.6000. CVCH will bill insurance if available and fees may apply to physicals and immunizations.