Comments from the 36th Annual Health Fair in Riverdate, GA on 10/1/2016

Physicians of many different specialties came to share their expertise and provide health screenings. There was a spectrum of doctors on hand for participants to see such as hearing specialists, ophthalmologists, dermatologists, ENT doctors and dieticians to name a few.

Southern Regional Hospital has a serious commitment to early detection of breast cancer in the community and those who are low income. They provide free mammograms to those who do not have insurance and/or income qualify.

The SAI Health Fair was supported by Clayton County Board of Commissioners Chairman Jeffrey Turner who stopped by to speak with the attendees and doctors who participated in the event.

There were volunteers on hand from businesses in the community such as Tindall Corporation, a construction company located in Clayton County who provided Spanish to English translators.

SAI Health Fair participants expressed their appreciation for the opportunity to get blood screenings for only $30. Some, who had private insurance through employment or otherwise, said that even with their insurance bloodwork cost so much more. There were attendees who came as far as Covington because of the inexpensive cost of the tests. They expressed that the drive was absolutely worth it.

SAI partnered with Hearts to Nourish Hope, a community resource center in Clayton County, to host the health fair. Attendees were able to find out what services Hearts provided and had the opportunity to register for services that the center provided that applied to them such as food pantry assistance and career services.