Funny clowns, animal balloons, games and goodies arrive in town as part of The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center College of Medicine’s Fourth Annual Open House. Health Circus, which is a free health services program, was created by medical students at the College of Medicine. The public is invited to the upcoming Health Circus and Open House at the Joe H. Reynolds Medical Building, on Texas A&M University’s West Campus, on Saturday, March 29, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Health Circus will offer free health services such as immunizations, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and Medicaid insurance enrollment and healthy child screenings, as well as nutrition and developmental information. The event will also include free dental screenings, to be provided courtesy of Blinn School of Dental Hygiene. For parents, there will be free diabetes and cholesterol screenings, provided by the College Station Medical Center. The Health Circus will have special items, door prizes and school supplies for those who receive immunizations.
Health Circus activities are designed to educate the people of Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Leon, Madison, and Robertson counties on the importance of immunizations, regular health and dental care, dietary habits, and financial options when choosing the best health care for family members. The Health Circus team of medical students wants to stress the importance of prevention as they work to increase the percentage of children who are immunized in small rural counties.
For more information about the free services contact Rajesh, Julia or Rebecca at the College of Medicine’s Learning Resources Unit at 979-845-2887, or email healthcircus@medicine.tamu.edu.
The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center provides the state with health education, outreach and research. Its five components, located in communities throughout Texas, are the College of Medicine, the Baylor College of Dentistry, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, the Institute of Biosciences and Technology, and the School of Rural Public Health.

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