In an effort to address the basic health needs of the uninsured, Wayne County will hold a free health and human services expo on May 16, 2012 at Cobo Center. All uninsured, or eligible low-income residents will have access to basic care services ranging from health, dental, and diabetes screenings to nutrition seminars, and on-site head start enrollment.
All attendees are encouraged to bring photo identification, social security information and income documentation with them to help expedite service.
The Wayne County Health Expo serves about 3,000 residents annually, many of whom list the expo as their main source of health care for the year. Screenings and programs will focus on a multitude of treatment driven approaches as well as preventive care techniques. Education on the benefits of smoking cessation, HIV testing and prevention, and weight management information through Wayne County’s Nutrition Exercise Weight Management Effort (NewMe) are among the topics covered at this year’s expo.
“With almost 350,000 uninsured residents in Wayne County, access to basic health care services is a top priority for us in Wayne County,” said Wayne County Executive, Robert Ficano.
Enrollment into an individual or business health care coverage plan will be available through programs offered by Wayne County, in collaboration with the City of Detroit, State of Michigan and other vendors.
For more information please call 1-800-WELL-NOW (800-935-5669), or visit our website at www.waynecounty.com.
What: Wayne County Health Expo
When: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 from 9:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.
Where: Cobo Center—Riverview Ballroom— 1 Washington Blvd., Detroit, MI, 48226
* Free parking, Cobo Rooftop Deck
Source: Wayne County Health and Human Services Department