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ECMC’s Cleve-Hill Family Health Center hosts Health Fair Offering Free Health Screenings

BUFFALO, NEW YORK; AUGUST 22-23, 2012 - On Thursday, August 23, 2012, from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M., the Cleve-Hill Family Health Center, located (at 1461 Kensington Avenue--at Kensington Ave. and Eggert Road--Buffalo, NY 14215) is holding a Health Fair with free health screenings available for the public.  The free health screenings include: Body Mass Index (BMI), heart, glucose, blood pressure, nutrition, stroke health, diabetes, and HIV/AIDS.  Healthy cooking demonstrations will be presented by "Chef Steve." 

Cleve-Hill offers a full range of important healthcare services for patients of all ages, from care for expectant mothers, to pediatrics, to the treatment of acute and chronic illnesses.  The Center's healthcare capabilities include the following services and procedures: quality healthcare for the entire family, including newborns, children and adults; well child exams for newborns through the teen years; obstetrics services, from prenatal first visit to delivery for low-risk pregnancies; gynecological services, such as pap smears, contraception, treatment for vaginal infections and menstrual problems, and referrals when surgical care is needed; flu vaccines and immunizations; comprehensive prevention and wellness care, such as routine physicals, annual exams, health counseling related to sexually transmitted diseases, as well as screenings for cancer, high blood pressure, and cholesterol; acute problems, such as coughs, flu, sore throats, abdominal pain, bladder infections, minor musculoskeletal injuries, and other common medical problems; ongoing evaluation and treatment of chronic illnesses, such as allergies, asthma, diabetes, high blood pressure, migraine headaches, skin conditions, and depression; procedures such as basic colposcopy, stitches, skin biopsy, and wart removal; urine pregnancy testing; and blood glucose determinations. 

The Cleve-Hill Family Health Center is open Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 8:30 A.M. to 8:00 P.M., and Wednesdays and Fridays, from 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.  The Center has a doctor on call 24 hours a day, and a nurse is always available to answer questions by telephone during regular business hours.  The Health Center also includes laboratory facilities on premise for patients with a prescription for blood work.  The lab is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 A.M to 4:00 P.M.  

For more information about the Cleve-Hill Health Fair and/or to schedule an appointment, interested individuals should call 831-8612. 

ABOUT ERIE COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER: The ECMC Corporation includes an advanced academic medical center (ECMC) with 550 inpatient beds and 136 skilled-nursing-home beds, on- and off-campus health centers, more than 30 outpatient specialty care clinics and a long-term care facility.  ECMC is the regional center for trauma, burn care, transplantation and rehabilitation and is a major teaching facility for the University at Buffalo.  Most ECMC physicians, dentists and pharmacists are dedicated faculty members of the university and/or members of a private practice plan.  More Western New York residents are choosing ECMC for exceptional patient care and customer service-the difference between healthcare and true care. 

NEWS CONTACT: Joe Cirillo: 716-898-4300 -or- jcirillo@ecmc.edu

8/29/2012

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