MDwise prepared Indianapolis youth for school with free health screenings and sports physicals

7/13/2012
 

MDwise and the Raphael Health Center hosted a free health fair July 9-13 to help Indianapolis youth prepare for returning to school and beginning fall sports. Children and teens received free health screenings, immunizations, sports physicals and more – even free school uniform vouchers!
 
“It was great to see so many students and families getting ready for the new school year,” said MDwise’s Fernando Luna, who helped coordinate the event. “It’s so important for kids to get the right immunizations and screenings to ensure they’re able to return to school on time and participate in athletics with their peers.”
 
The event offered a variety of health screenings including lead, anemia, glucose, obesity, blood pressure, cholesterol, dental and vision. Necessary immunizations and sports physicals were provided along with echocardiograms and smoking cessation information. While supplies lasted, attendees were also able to receive free school uniform vouchers.
 
MDwise looks forward to having more back-to-school events to help Indiana youth prepare for the new academic year. Check our current list of events to find a health fair or other event coming near you.


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About MDwise

MDwise is an Indiana-licensed nonprofit health maintenance organization offering health care benefits to 300,000 Medicaid members. Since 1994 MDwise has provided access to compassionate, high-quality, coordinated health care and education to Medicaid members in communities throughout Indiana.
 
MDwise is a provider-owned health plan with a large network of doctors, specialists and hospitals located throughout the state. By meeting the basic requirements of the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s (NCQA’s) rigorous standards for consumer protection and quality improvement, MDwise was awarded NCQA’s accreditation status of Accredited for service and clinical quality. Ninety-seven percent of MDwise members surveyed would recommend MDwise to their family and friends. For more information, visit MDwise.org.


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