Patient Care

City, UR Medicine Offer Free Screenings at 6th Annual Women’s Health Fair

Aug. 21, 2014

The City of Rochester and UR Medicine will sponsor the sixth annual Women’s Health Screening Fair at the Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6 at the Rochester Public Market. 280 N. Union St.

The Fair will provide free screening tests for women ages 18 to 80, targeting a host of health risks, including heart disease, stroke and cancer.

“This year our focus is on accountability—not just offering test results and information but following up with participants. While we provide a good first step to women in uncovering potential health issues, it’s important to learn what they do with that information and if they are taking action to improve their health,” said James R. Woods Jr., M.D., the Fair’s founder and a former chair of URMC’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

The fair provides a variety of free health screenings, including tests for AIDS/HIV, osteoporosis, breast health, heart disease, stroke risk, dental problems, diabetes, glaucoma, kidney disease, lead poisoning, mental health issues and skin and colon cancer. Information booths will be available to Ask the MD, Ask the Ob/Gyn, Ask the Nutritionist and Ask the Pharmacist. Help for smoking cessation and also for insurance enrollment will be offered for those in need. Physicians and mid-level care providers will be on site throughout the event for screenings and to answer questions. ASL interpreters will be available.

While the event has always emphasized the importance of connecting women with access to care, Fair volunteers will take extra steps to follow up with participants and support them in seeking help they need to improve their lives and health.

In addition to UR Medicine and the City of Rochester, the Women’s Health Screening Fair at the Market is sponsored by the Greater Rochester Health Foundation, Excellus, Univera, MVP Health Care, M&T Bank, Canandaigua National Bank, Chase, Verizon, Rochester Woman Magazine, and radio stations 94.1 The Zone, Fickle 93.3 and Warm 101.3.

For more information call (585) 428-5990.