FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The first Back to School Bash will be held Saturday, August 5, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Affinia Healthcare location at 3930 S. Broadway. There will be a second Back-to-School Bash 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, August 19th, at the 4414 N. Florissant Avenue health center.
“Affinia Healthcare is proud to be a part of the community and offer these vital services for families and youth,” said Dr. Kendra Holmes, Affinia Healthcare President & CEO. “Good health is critical to doing well in school and we want to make sure that our community has the health and wellness resources necessary to show up on the first day ready to learn and succeed.”
The back-to-school events will feature free school supplies, health screenings, school physicals and immunizations, Medicaid application assistance, and community resources. Families must also schedule appointments for the immunizations, physicals, and other vaccines. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 314-814-8700.
The events are free and open to the public. For more information, please call Affinia Healthcare at 314-814- 8700.
About Affinia Healthcare
Affinia Healthcare is a dynamic and transformative health system, providing affordable primary and preventive health care located in St. Louis, Missouri. Affinia Healthcare is a community health center, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and is accredited through The Joint Commission and NCQA organizations. Through its 11 locations (which includes school-based health centers) in St. Louis City and County, Affinia Healthcare serves over 43,700 people per year, of whom more than 90 percent have incomes under 100 percent of the federal poverty level. Approximately 70 percent of patients served are Black or African American, 11 percent are Hispanic/Latinx, and over 4,000 are un-housed.
The Affinia Healthcare Foundation depends on a wide array of funding sources and individual donor contributions to care for the most vulnerable and disenfranchised in our community. To make a donation to Affinia Healthcare, visit www.affiniahealthcare.org/donate. For more information about Affinia Healthcare, call 314-814-8700, or visit www.affiniahealthcare.org.