18th MEDCOM to host health fair
YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea — The 18th Medical Command will host a Community Health Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the 121st General Hospital’s parking lot.
According to information provided by MEDCOM officials, events are to include:
The 168th Medical Battalion will set up a Chemical Biological Protective Shelter, offer blood pressure checks and provide information on its clinics and battalion aid stations.The 52nd Medical Battalion will train people how to use Automated Electrical Defibrillators, which can help heart attack victims. Children also may have their picture taken in an ambulance.The Nutrition Department will provide body composition analysis, sample meal plans for healthy eating and educational material on high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer and prenatal care.The 135th Forward Surgical Team will display equipment and give simulated demonstrations.Pharmacy personnel will provide needle disposal information, self-care education, lessons on how to dispose of old or unneeded medication and pill organizers for patients with more than three medications.Optometry specialists will provide vision screening.Immunization will transcribe new shot cards if patients bring an old shot card. They also will offer information on the immunization immigrant visas, pediatric immunizations and some information of tuberculosis and the PPD skin test. They will not provide immunizations or PPDs at the health fair.Youth sports physicals also will be conducted for ages 13 to 17 from noon to 2 p.m. Parents must pick up and drop off the records from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Bring the medical record, immunization record and sports physical form to the Department of Pediatrics booth. Personnel there will screen the records; physicals will be conducted only for youths who haven’t completed a physical in the past 12 months.The Occupational Health Service offers pamphlets.Tricare will provide enrollment forms for Tricare Korea and explain eligibility requirements.The parking lot will close at 6 a.m. Friday and reopen by 6 p.m. Saturday. Friday, medical officials will run a shuttle bus from the old parking lot to the front of the hospital to make it easier for patients to go to appointments.