Health fairs abound in Allentown this weekend
- Two health fairs this weekend offer a variety of help in different areas of health care
- Cetronia Ambulance Corps will offering trainings and screenings while collecting food for those in need
- Neighborhood Health Centers of the Lehigh Valley will offer help with insurance registrations
ALLENTOWN, Pa. — The Lehigh Valley will see two health events this weekend.
One will offer resources for general health needs and the other will help people get a better understanding of how to enroll in government-provided health insurance.
On Saturday, Cetronia Ambulance Corps will hold its Second Annual Health & Wellness Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the joint operations facility at 4300 Broadway, Allentown.
“We are excited to once again host this wonderful event to educate the community on the resources that exist for health and wellness services."Robert Mateff, Sr, Chief Executive Officer, Cetronia Ambulance Corps
“We are excited to once again host this wonderful event to educate the community on the resources that exist for health and wellness services,” Cetronia Ambulance Corps. Chief Executive Officer Robert Mateff Sr. said.
“Since 1955 Cetronia’s mission has been to be the leader in not only emergency medical services and transportation, but also in community health resources.
"This event is just one shining example of us fulfilling our mission.”
People in attendance can get training in hands-only CPR and stop-the-bleed methods, blood pressure readings, glucose readings and car seat safety information.
The Center For Humanistic Change will have a mock teen bedroom set-up to offer parents tips about addiction behaviors.
Other vendors will include Lehigh Valley Health Network, Carepatrol of Lehigh Valley/Upper Bucks, Cancer Support Community of the Greater Lehigh Valley and Lehigh County Aging & Adult Services.
Also, Lehigh County Emergency Management, Lesavoy Pediatric Dentistry LLC, Lehigh Valley Active Life, AARP/United Healthcare, Meals on Wheels of the Greater Lehigh Valley and others will be there.
During the event, Cetronia Ambulance Corps is trying to fill an ambulance with food for the Parkland Cares Food Pantry. People are encouraged to bring cans of tuna, chicken noodle soup, boxed macaroni and cheese and Chef Boyardee products.
Health insurance enrollment event
Also Saturday, Neighborhood Health Centers of the Lehigh Valley, or NHCLV, will hold a free community health insurance enrollment event.
Insurance experts will be on hand to help people find coverage for 2024 through Pennie, Pennsylvania's official health insurance marketplace.
The NHCLV event will be from 9 a.m.– 3 p.m. at its downtown Allentown health center at 160 Hamilton St.Neighborhood Health Centers of the Lehigh Valley
The NHCLV event will be from 9 a.m.– 3 p.m. at its downtown Allentown health center at 160 Hamilton St.
It will have six people from Pennie on hand to help people find the right plan. The event also will have representatives from Aetna, Medicare Solutions, Capital BlueCross CHIP, Highmark Wholecare and UPMC.
A free health fair will accompany the insurance event, with dental screenings and fluoride treatments, free flu and COVID-19 vaccines, and blood pressure and glucose checks available to those who attend.
NHCLV is a Federally Qualified Health Center.