Health Care for the Homeless Day is August 12, and Saint Joseph’s Mercy Care Services is celebrating with a health fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Gateway Center, located at 275 Pryor Street in Atlanta. Mercy Care will offer a variety of free health screenings including adult blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol, HIV counseling and testing services, and more via its Mobile Medical Unit.
The event is sponsored by the National Association of Community Health Centers and the National Health Care for the Homeless Council and is held in conjunction with the National Health Center Week (August 9 through 15). The theme for Health Care for the Homeless Day is “Your Health Care Home.” It is celebrated as an opportunity to fight for medically underserved individuals and also recognizes the importance of health care centers’ more than 40-year history of providing primary and preventive medical care to those in need.
For more information about the Health Fair, please contact Saint Joseph’s Mercy Care Services at (678) 843-8600.