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REMINDER – CVCH to host annual Back to School Health Fair and Community Open House

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(Photo courtesy of Columbia Valley Community Health)

FREE backpacks and school supplies for school-aged children. 

Wenatchee, WA – Columbia Valley Community Health (CVCH) is holding their annual Back to School Health Fair on Saturday, August 5 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the parking lot of the Wenatchee Clinic, located at 600 Orondo Ave. CVCH will provide 1,000 free backpacks to students entering grades K – 12. Children must be present to receive a backpack.

All are welcome to attend this FREE, family event which celebrates National Health Center Week (August 13-19, 2017), a national campaign meant to raise awareness about America’s Health Centers. Once students receive their backpack, they will get a brief tour of the newly remodeled CVCH facility, and then cross Alaska Street to the playground of Columbia Elementary School, where there will be free school supplies, interactive games, and education about CVCH programs and other community resources.

School supplies are provided by funding from the North Central ESD Educational Foundation and the NCESD staff fund. Support for this year’s event comes from 99.5 The Bridge radio station, Molina Health Care, Coordinated Care of Washington, and Community Health Plan of Washington.

(Photo courtesy of Columbia Valley Community Health)

About Columbia Valley Community Health

High quality health care has been CVCH’s bottom line for over 45 years. But what truly sets them apart is their people, and a culture of respect you can feel the moment you walk in. CVCH is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that offers medical, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy, WIC and outreach services to everyone in Chelan and Douglas Counties. Their mission is to provide access to improved health and wellness with compassion and respect for all.

Established in 1972, CVCH is now an industry leader and was the first in the Pacific Northwest to achieve the Joint Commission’s Primary Care Medical Home certification. CVCH serves over 26,000 patients a year between all of its departments and locations in Wenatchee, East Wenatchee, and Chelan.

(Submitted by Katherine Grove, CVCH)

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