Madga Setzer, nurse at La Esperanza health clinic in Wimauma, assesses health needs. By Imelda Dutton
La Esperanza health clinic will offer free health exams for Wimauma residents at its health fair this Saturday, Nov. 5th.
The event, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., will take place at the Mision de Guadalupe, 16650 U.S. Highway 301 S., and will include flu shots, blood pressure and cholesterol tests, glucose screening, as well as tests for Hepatitis C and HIV.
Nurse Magda Setzer, who’s worked at La Esperanza health clinic since March 2013, says she expects the Wimauma community will receive the free health fair very positively by going to get their free health exams done and check their vitals.
Other services that will be available during the health fair are massage therapy and body alignment.
Information on the use of prescriptions, health insurance, healthy and accessible meals, counseling in cases of domestic violence, and counsel and help to fight drug abuse will also be provided.
In addition, attendees will also get to enjoy some snacks and drinks at the event, Setzer said. And children will benefit from entertainment and gifts.
La Esperanza hopes to promote disease prevention through a healthy lifestyle.
“All of these services are free of charge and available to the general public,” Setzer says.
Volunteers from 12 organizations are joining with La Esperanza this Saturday to offer their health expertise to Wimauma residents, Setzer adds.
La Esperanza, who has provided free health services in Wimauma for years, is now adding pap smears, diabetes and high blood pressure services once a month.