Metro Health’s ‘Fiesta de Salud’ offers food, games, health screenings on Wednesday

Event to take place from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.; pop-up clinic offered from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Milam Park
Milam Park (City of San Antonio)

SAN ANTONIO – Metro Health is hosting Fiesta de Salud, a Fiesta-themed event on Wednesday that will offer health screenings, food, games and information on several health programs, a press release said.

The event will take place from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Milam Park, found in the 500 block of West Commerce Street downtown.

Metro Health said free on-site health screenings will include testing for sexually transmitted diseases and HIV through Metro Health’s STD mobile unit. The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center will also be hosting a blood drive, the press release said.

Information booths from programs and services will include the WIC Program, Healthy Start, Diabetes Prevention and Control, San Antonio Public Library, Oral Health Program, Violence Prevention, Project Worth and SA Kids BREATHE.

A no-cost COVID-19 vaccine pop-up clinic will also on-site, where the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be administered to people 18 and older. No appointment is needed. The clinic will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information on other vaccine pop-up clinics offered by Metro Health, click here.

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