The Garces Foundation is hosting its quarterly Community Health Day this Saturday, October 26th. The goal of the day is to provide free medical and dental care for Philadelphia’s uninsured and underserved immigrant community. Blood pressure, diabetes and cholesterol screenings will be available as well as flu shots and a host of dental procedure.
Staff at the Community Health Day will all be able to speak Spanish. The event will be held at the Garces Dental Group, 212 Race Street from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Appointments are required by calling, 215-923-1233.
This is the fourth Community Health Day run by the Garces Foundation. Jose Garces and his wife Dr. Beatriz Mirable Garces founded the Garces Foundation after Dr. Garces held a discounted dental day for immigrants. There, she discovered an undiagnosed oral cancer in one of her patients. When the patient did not live to see his next appointment, Jose and Beatriz decided to start the Foundation as a way to address the needs of Philadelphia’s immigrant community.
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