Cincinnati Children’s co-sponsoring Batesville health fair – WRBI Radio

The Batesville Community Schools Health and Wellness Resource Fair on September 28 features fun activities for children, youth and families. (Photo: Cincinnati Children’s)

Batesville, IN – Cincinnati Children’s will co-host the first Batesville Community Schools Health and Wellness Resource Fair on September 28th.

The Mass will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the parking lot next to the Batesville Intermediate School trail.

It will feature gift cards, prizes and fun activities for kids, teens and families. The event is free to the public and everyone is welcome to attend.

Cincinnati Children’s offers health screenings. More than a dozen other community organizations will also be occupying tables under tents in the parking lot near the school’s front door to give participants space to park.

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If it rains, the fair will take place indoors.

During the fair, Cincinnati Children’s and other organizations will collaborate on:
• Vision and hearing screenings
• Tips on healthy cooking and dental care
• Mental health resources
• Vaccinations for children and adults (some may require an insurance card)

Complimentary food and beverages will be provided to all attendees and vendors in partnership with host Batesville Community School Corporation and co-sponsor CareSource.

Passport cards will be offered to encourage attendees to visit all booths. On the back of each card is a poll to gauge opinions on local access to healthcare and what attendees liked about the show. Cincinnati Children’s will share this information with Batesville Community Schools, and each respondent who completes the survey will receive a $15 gift card from the medical center.

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Cincinnati Children’s has provided primary care in Batesville and Greensburg since 1998. The medical center recently added specialty clinics to its primary care site in Batesville so children and families in southeastern Indiana don’t have to travel far to see providers who specialize in serious medical problems.

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Other community organizations that will be attending the fair are Margaret Mary Health; One community, one family; Ripley County Nursing Program; mother hotline/IDOH; SIEOC Community Action Partnership; SIEOC Tab; YMCA in Southeast Indiana; MDWise; Community Center for Mental Health; Harmony Health primary care; NECCO care program; Ripley County Health Department; Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing; George’s Pharmacy & Medical Equipment; Building blocks; and Batesville Public Library.

(press release from Cincinnati Children)

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