City of Columbus hosts inaugural health fair

Published: Oct. 6, 2021 at 6:06 PM EDT
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COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - Several organizations came together today to kick off the city’s first health fair.

Organizations such as New Horizons and the Association of Sickle Cell came together to inform the community of local resources available to them. Other organizations included the West Central Georgia Cancer Coalition, the Association of Sickle Cell and even Georgia Strong Families.

Today’s first health fair kicked off at the Shirley B. Winston recreation center. Nikita Pitts with Tree of Life Healthcare explains some of the services her job offers that she’ll discuss at the city’s next health fair.

“We offer health information to individuals — those who may have no insurance or very little insurance. We’re a nonprofit, medical clinic, We offer orthopedic services, we have a sickle cell clinic,” said Pitts.

These fairs are free and open to the public. In case you missed this one, the next one will be at Pop Austin Recreation Center on November second. City councilman Pop Barnes says Columbus residents can expect these fairs every month.

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