Several free medical checks and school sports physicals to be offered
Because of their shared mission of service to the community, St. Philip Catholic Church and Mercy Community Healthcare will host their second annual Community Health Fair from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. The health fair will be held at St. Philip Catholic Church, 113 Second Avenue S. in downtown Franklin.
Attendees will be able to receive a number of free medical checks during the fair, including a blood pressure check, body mass index measurement, glucose test, spinal screening as well as a school sports physical. This event is free, and all faiths are welcome. Services offered will be available to all, including those who are insured, uninsured, underinsured or who must limit their medical care due to out of pocket expenses.
“We know there are people everywhere – including Williamson County – who need a quick blood pressure check, but don’t have time to go to the doctor because of work, and there are others who are unable to pay for sports physicals for their child,” said Dorothy Bullard, Chief Integrated Care & Communications Officer at Mercy Community Healthcare. “We want this Community Health Fair to fill those needs and others like it.”
Many other community agencies and service providers will be available to answer questions about a variety of topics including eye care, chiropractic care, speech therapy, assisted living options, immigration services and more. In addition, the Franklin Fire Department will be on-site providing free car seat safety checks.
“The Community Health Fair is also a great opportunity for those who provide healthcare education and resources as well as social services to share their practice with the community,” Bullard added.
For more information, call Mercy Community Healthcare at 615-790-0567.
About St. Philip Catholic Church
Guided by the traditions of the past and with a clear focus on our future, St. Philip strives to retain the vision of those early families who struggled to bring the Catholic faith to Franklin by reaching out to the community. Today, St. Philip Catholic Church continues to do so as one of Franklin’s most dynamic Christian churches through its mission to joyfully celebrate the Eucharist as a community and share and proclaim the Word of God to our neighbors. For more information, visit stphilipfranklin.org.
About Mercy Community Healthcare
Mercy Community Healthcare was founded in 1999 as Mercy Children’s Clinic, with a mission to reflect the love and compassion of Jesus Christ by providing excellent healthcare to ALL and support to their families. The non-profit clinic added mental health and social services to its integrated care program in 2006, and expanded to a new facility at Williamson Square on Murfreesboro Road in 2009. Mercy was awarded a grant from the United States Department of Health and Human Services designating it as a Federally Qualified Health Center in June 2012, and in 2013, Mercy merged with Grace Medical Clinic and opened the Richard Anderson Adult Center.
As a result of this additional area of focus, Mercy Children’s Clinic transitioned to Mercy Community Healthcare. With its new name, Mercy Community Healthcare seeks to reflect its mission of providing quality, experienced care to everyone – adults, children, insured and uninsured, throughout Middle Tennessee.
As a non-profit community health provider, Mercy depends on the support of private donations to operate. For more information or to get involved, please visit MercyTN.org.