- Published: Friday, 30 September 2022 13:36
The Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association Health Fair, scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 11, will again feature a visit from the MedStar Health Mobile Health Center.
The Health Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Recreation Room at Laurel Park. The MedStar unit will be parked near the Recreation Room and available until noon.
Free services at the Health Fair will include flu shots, bloodwork, blood-pressure screenings and more. Those who require or would like to have their blood drawn and tested should take advantage of the opportunity and remember that 10-hour fasting is required. All bloodwork results are confidential and will be sent to the address that you provide when you sign up; the results also are sent to the MedStar physicians who staff the Horsemen’s Health System on live racing days.
MTHA Recreation Director Dan Mangum will provide shuttle service from Pimlico Race Course for those who wish to come for the Health Fair. The shuttle will leave the Pimlico Road stable entrance at about 10 a.m. Dan can be reached at 410-802-5798.
Free hamburgers and hot dogs will be provided courtesy of the Paz family and MTHA. All services at the Health Fair will be provided by Adventist Health Care LifeWork Strategies and MedStar Health.
The 40-foot mobile unit—easily recognized by the MedStar Health blue and maize colors and a Baltimore Ravens logo—contains two exam rooms separated by a restroom for hand-washing, and a mini laboratory for point-of-care tests such as strep, flu, urinalysis, and pregnancy. Referrals to specialists within the MedStar Health system can be acquired through the mobile service as needed.
The mobile unit has a team of three people: a nurse; a driver who also serves as registrar; and a community health advocate to assist the uninsured and underinsured with applications. The advocate may also navigate patients to other support services such as food access, transportation, and housing.
MedStar Health Drs. Kelly Ryan and Jason Podhast, who regularly on hand to staff the Horsemen’s Health System on every live racing day in Maryland, will be on hand at the Health Fair.