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Health Centers Help Kids Get Back-to-School

By Yvette Crenshaw

It’s almost that time of year again when the sounds of children splashing in swimming pools and jumping rope are replaced with the sounds of bells and school buses. While this time of year is especially busy for students, parents and teachers, health centers are also preparing for the number of students and parents that will come through their doors with several requests including immunizations and physicals.

International Community Health Services (ICHS), located in Seattle, WA, is amongst many health centers that are thinking ahead and ensuring that kids are well prepared for the upcoming school year. ICHS is currently gearing up to host two back to school fairs at two of their health centers. The back to school fair will be a special event for the whole family and will include several games and prizes as well as free health information and dental screenings for kids.

ICHS is the largest Asian and Pacific Islander Community Health Center in Washington state. ICHS operates medical and dental clinics in the International District and Holly Park with modern facilities and on-site laboratories and pharmacies in both locations. ICHS clinics offer a full range of primary medical, dental, and preventive health education services.

The back to school fair is a part of the country-wide National Health Center Week.

Is your health center hosting any events for National Health Center week?

*Photo courtesy of ICHS.