Kids Care Fest will offer free health screenings for children at Lemon Grove Rec Center

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The Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD) will present the 2018 Kids Care Fest, a free community health event open to the public. Featuring free health screenings, Kids Care Fest will be held Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Lemon Grove Recreation Center, 3131 School Lane, Lemon Grove.

Kids Care Fest is an opportunity for children and their families to receive free, vital health care screenings, including vision, dental, and wellness checkups. The event also will feature information about health insurance and social services from organizations all over San Diego County, along with free kids fingerprinting and free flu shots for all guests age four and over. San Diego Food Bank partner, Heaven’s Windows, will also donate free groceries this year for guests to take home while supplies last.

Healthcare partners supporting 2018 Kids Care Fest include Sharp Grossmont Hospital, Rady Children’s Hospital, Borrego Community Health Foundation, University of California at San Diego Eye Mobile for Children, La Maestra Community Health Centers, Family Health Centers of San Diego, Neighborhood Healthcare, Mountain Health & Community Services, Champions for Health, Community Research Foundation, and the County of San Diego Health & Human Services Agency.

Other community partners supporting 2018 Kids Care Fest include City of Lemon Grove, Lemon Grove School District, KUSI-NEWS and Radio Latina 104.5-FM.

Additional free activities will include rock climbing, inflatable obstacle course and pony rides, along with demonstrations and displays from law enforcement, including police and fire officials. Free children’s reading and coloring books will also be available (while supplies last). For more information visit www.KidsCareFest.org or call (619) 825-5050.