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As the seasons change and colder weather approaches, it is important to maintain regular health screenings. On Saturday, Oct. 31, Eskenazi Health Center Cottage Corner, the Indianapolis Fraternal Order of Police and community organizations are partnering to present the 20th annual Eskenazi Health Center Cottage Corner Health Fair.

The Eskenazi Health Center Cottage Corner Health Fair will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Eskenazi Health Center Cottage Corner, 1434 S. Shelby St. in Indianapolis. Health screenings provided at no cost include blood pressure and dental screenings, as well as flu vaccines. Fountain Square Eye Clinic will also be providing free glaucoma eye screenings.


To mark the day, Halloween trick-or-treat snacks will be provided by Eskenazi Health Food & Nutrition Services. Free parking and activities will also be available, compliments of the Indianapolis Fraternal Order of Police, located across the street from the health center. Indy Eleven will be at the health fair handing out prizes and giveaways.


“The Eskenazi Health Center Cottage Corner Health Fair provides an opportunity for the entire community to receive free health screenings and obtain helpful advice from medical experts,” said Dr. Mark Tiritilli, chief physician executive, Eskenazi Health Center Cottage Corner. “We encourage the whole community to take advantage of a variety of information that will be available on health-related topics and screenings to improve their health.” 


Prairie Farms will be donating 300 cartons of white, chocolate and strawberry milk for the event. There will also be staff members from the Eskenazi Health Pharmacy available to take unwanted non-narcotic medication for disposal.  MDwise is also supporting the event and will provide information on its services.


Eskenazi Health Center Cottage Corner provides health care services for the community in the areas of family planning, social services, primary care, mental health and dental services. The center is one of 10 Eskenazi Health Center sites located throughout Indianapolis. For more information about the Eskenazi Health Center Cottage Corner Health Fair, please call 317.655.3200.

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