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Methodist Community Health Clinic to Host Free Health Fair at Kountze Commons

Published: Sept. 19, 2023

The Methodist Community Health Clinic is proud to partner with Kountze Commons and the Nebraska Methodist College Mobile Diabetes Center to offer a free community health fair. Attendees can be screened for and get more information on a variety of chronic health conditions. 

The fair will take place on Monday, Sept. 25, from 8 to 11 a.m., at the Kountze Memorial Lutheran Church Community Food Pantry (2665 Douglas St.). No appointments are needed, and all are welcome.

Available services and screenings include:

  • Access to the Kountze food pantry
  • Head and neck cancer screenings
  • Healthy eating tips from registered dietitians
  • Tips and education to help you:
    1. Stop smoking
    2. Spot the signs and symptoms of a stroke and/or heart attack
  • Vital sign and glucose checks

“We are excited to offer this free health fair once again and provide access to important screenings with Methodist providers,” said Jeanne Rice, program manager for the Methodist Community Health Clinic. “This is a wonderful partnership that serves a great need in our community. Access to food and health care can be challenging for so many, and this event helps remove some of those barriers.” 

Although many individuals know the importance of early screening, it’s something that’s easily overlooked or delayed. This free community health fair is supporting Methodist Health System’s goal of helping individuals get caught up on missed screenings by meeting people where they are.

“Giving back to our community is something we encourage our students to do on a daily basis,” said Kiley Petersmith, director of diversity and community engagement at Nebraska Methodist College. “Our Mobile Diabetes Center is such a great tool for making that happen. Many of our students will be volunteering that day. They will have a very hands-on opportunity to apply their skills in becoming better health care providers while helping those in our community.”

For more information on the Methodist Community Health Clinic, click here.