Long lines, informational booths, goodie bags and giveaways. This describes the traditional community health fair where neighbors gather at a central location to get health care tips and information. But, when the Department of Health and Hospitals’ mobile health fair takes to the streets of Baton Rouge, people won’t even have to leave their homes.

On Saturday, November 6, public health teams will hit the streets in several Baton Rouge neighborhoods. Staff with DHH’s Office of Public Health will be joined by community partners who will go door-to-door handing out health information on health topics such as childhood immunization, injury prevention, sexually transmitted diseases and HIV/AIDS, heart disease, hypertension and cancer. There will also be information on family emergency preparedness and the Louisiana Children’s Health Insurance Program.

Additionally, free health screenings for blood pressure, diabetes, syphilis and HIV will be offered at several community sites (listed below).

The mobile health fair will begin at 10:00 a.m. and continue through the afternoon.

What:    FREE MOBILE public health fair
When:   Saturday, November 6, 10:00 a.m. - through the afternoon
Where:  On The streets of Baton Rouge, Capitol High School and other sites listed below

Ann's Grocery
 2004 Plank Rd
Berean Seventh Day Adventist
 4555 Fairfield Ave
Buddy Stewart's Rock Shop
 1706 N. Acadian West
Capitol City Family Health Center
 4000 Gus Young Ave
Capitol High School Clinic
 1000 N. 23rd St
Donaldson Chapel Baptist Church
 2501 Gracie St
Elm Grove Baptist Church
 1069 N. 38th St
Greater New Guide Church
 3445 Fairfield Ave
N Acadian Food Mart & Deli
 1100 N. Acadian East
Star Hill Baptist Church
 1400 N. Foster Dr
Wesley United Methodist Church
 544 Government St
Williams Grocery
 1760 Plank Rd