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April 20, 2018 / Brooklyn news / Bedford-Stuyvesant / Health, Mind & Body

Tomorrow: Local health-insurance firm and Bed-Stuy hospital stage medical fair for teens

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It’s the feel-good event of the season — for teenagers!

Leaders at a Bedford-Stuyvesant hospital and a local health-insurance provider are inviting teens to an information-packed fair on April 21 where they can receive medical tips and advice geared towards their young-adult years.

Woodhull Hospital and Metro Plus’s “Teen Health Fair” will educate adolescents aged 12–21 on how to handle their own health-care issues so they do not have to rely on mom and dad when it comes to medical matters, according to a spokeswoman for the insurer.

“When you’re a child, your parents take care of you,” said Metro Plus rep Rekha Chacko. “A lot of teens don’t really understand what their insurance can do for them, and we want them to know that if they want to learn, or if they have a health concern — we are there for them.”

The free day-long event at the Broadway medical center will feature games, arts and crafts, and health and dental screenings for teenage members of Metro Plus, according to Chacko, who said attendees younger than 18-years-old who want to receive certain medical screenings should attend with a parent who can sign-off on the exams.

And any adolescents not already enrolled in a Metro Plus health plan can still attend and sign up for coverage from the insurer with representatives who will be on site at the health fair, Chacko said.

“If somebody without a plan wants to come, he or she is more than welcome,” she said.

RSVP for the Metro Plus Teen Health Fair at Woodhull Hospital (760 Broadway between Flushing Avenue and Marcus Garvey Boulevard in Bedford-Stuyvesant) by calling (212) 908–3739 or e-mailing Rekha Chacko at chackore@metroplus.org. April 21 10 am–4 pm. Free.

Reach Deputy Editor Anthony Rotunno at arotunno@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-8303.
Updated 5:45 pm, July 9, 2018
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July 6, 6:32 am

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