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2017 Garrett County Health Fair Draws A Crowd

Apr 20, 2017 | Health Fair 2017, Press Releases

The 11th Annual Garrett County Health Fair and Family Fun Festival took place at the Garrett College Community Aquatic Recreation Complex (CARC) on Saturday, April 8th.  More than 900 participants were able to visit a total of 78 booths between the two divisions of the event.

“As always, the Garrett County Health Fair was a big success,” said Charles Wilt, Chairman of the Steps For Better Health Committee. “We had a wide variety of vendors and topics covered at this year’s event; there definitely is always something for everyone!”

Attendees were able to take advantage of a number of health screening, watch and participate in a variety of exercise demonstrations, and listen to presentations about orthopedic surgery, colonoscopies, telepsychiatry, and diabetes awareness and management.

Special presentations were available for children, including Smokey Bear, the Learning Beyond the Classroom bus, and Buster the Bus.

The event was organized by the Garrett County STEPS Committee, and sponsored by Garrett County Memorial Hospital, Garrett County Health Department, Maryland Physicians Care, Medical Rehabilitation Systems, and CARC. Like the Garrett County Health Fair on Facebook for announcements about next year’s health fair.

For Immediate Release:  April 18, 2017
Contact Person: Diane Lee, PIO, 301-334-7689

2017 Garrett County Flu Clinics
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Flu Clinic Banner 2017 Community Vaccination Schedule:
We will bill Medicare Part B and private insurance companies. Be sure to bring your Medicare card and/or insurance card so we can bill your insurance carrier. There will be NO out-of-pocket costs for influenza vaccine.

Where When Time
Garrett County Health Department (Oakland) October 12, 2017 (Thursday) 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friendsville Senior Center October 18, 2017 (Wednesday) 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Garrett County Health Department (Grantsville) October 20, 2017 (Friday) 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Kitzmiller Senior Center October 25, 2017 (Wednesday) 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Garrett County Health Department (Oakland) October 27, 2017 (Friday) 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Swanton Senior Center October 30 2017 (Monday) 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Bloomington Fire Hall October 30, 2017 (Monday) 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Garrett County Health Department (Oakland) November 9, 2017 (Thursday) 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Garrett County Health Department (Grantsville)  November 17, 2017 (Friday) 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Pneumonia vaccines will be available at these clinics for only those with Medicare Part B. Other persons who want pneumonia vaccine should call 301 334-7770 or 301 895-5355 to schedule an appointment at the health department.

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