Horizon Health Hosts ‘Back to School Bang’ Aug. 4

Horizon Health Hosts ‘Back to School Bang’ Aug. 4


To help prepare children for the upcoming school year, Horizon Health will sponsor its fourth annual “Back to School Bang” on Saturday, August 4. This highly interactive health and wellness expo will take place from 9 am to 1 pm in the Paris Clinic.

The free event will feature interactive displays and health information from more than 10 local organizations, plus multiple departments of the hospital. Participating organizations will include the Paris Fire Department, Paris Police Department, Bee Well of Edgar County, Edgar County Lions Club, Edgar County Health Department, and more. The Air Evac helicopter is scheduled to attend as well.

Optional school/sports physicals and immunizations will be available from 9 am to noon. Participants should bring their insurance card, immunization records, and appropriate school forms. Patients will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis.

To help fulfill the requirements for school, the Edgar County Dental Clinic will be offering free dental exams. Dr. Robert Blumthal will also be providing free eye exams.

The Edgar County Public Health Department will be offering a free drive through safety check. Have your car seat checked by a certified child safety passenger technician. Free and reduced cost car seats will be available if your child is found to need one.

Other attractions will include games, giveaways, a free photo booth, face painting and a bounce house. Attendees will be eligible to receive free school supplies.

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