St. Patrick Parish in Norristown is working with local clinicians, volunteers from Saint Joseph University, Mercy Health System, and Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine to provide medical care for those in need. After the noon Mass on the first Sunday of each month, the parish hosts a walk-in health fair for area residents, many of whom are Mexican immigrants, in the church’s basement hall.
Participants receive free screenings for diabetes, tuberculosis, hypertension, eye and dental conditions. Pregnant women can also obtain prenatal vitamins and baby boxes – sturdy, cardboard cribs designed to prevent sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
Read more about the health fair.
(Photos by Sarah Webb)
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