The Grossmont Healthcare District has announced its 14th annual Kids Care Fest, featuring free health care screenings for children, will have a new location in 2015. The family-oriented event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12 at the Lakeside Rodeo Grounds,12584 Mapleview St, Lakeside. The event was previously held in La Mesa.
At Kids Care Fest, children will receive free, potentially life-saving, health care screenings, including hearing, vision and dental screenings, from healthcare professionals. Also available at the event will be free medical information from pediatricians, dermatologists and pharmacists, along with free kids fingerprinting. For more information about Kids Care Fest, visit www.KidsCareFest.org.
The Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD), a public agency that supports health-related community programs and services in San Diego’s East County, was formed in 1952 to build and operate Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa. GHD serves as landlord for the hospital property and buildings on behalf of East County taxpayers. The District is governed by a five-member board of directors, each elected to four-year terms, who represent more than 500,000 people residing within the District’s 750 square miles in San Diego’s East County. For more information, visit www.grossmonthealthcare.org.
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