CHRISTUS Health offering ‘Back to School Healthy Checkup’ Friday


CHRISTUS Health Shreveport-Bossier is offering a “Back to School Healthy Checkup” Friday, Aug. 1 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at SciPort: Louisiana Science Center, 820 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport.

This annual health fair is an opportunity for registered children to receive a free checkup by medical professionals (blood pressure, immunization check, BMI, dental and vision screenings). Over 1,400 children were registered in three days.

Children must visit four of the 25 social service agencies present (Center for Families, Girl Scouts, Tobacco Control, Families Helping Families, etc.). Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Once each child has completed his/her checkup, he/she will receive a new backpack with school supplies. Children also receive free admission to Sci-Port and can stay all day enjoying the many activities including a sno-cone truck, free books and other prizes!.

CHRISTUS Health Shreveport-Bossier and SciPort: Louisiana Science Center are hosting the event with more than 25 community partners.