Healthcare Network and FSU team up in Immokalee

Medical student Mason Shamis checks a patient during a 2005 spring break health fair in Immokalee.

Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida will take part in two community outreach programs this weekend, Mar. 8-9, in Immokalee.

On Saturday, Mar. 8, the Network will provide free health screenings during Migrant Expo IX from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Florida Department of Health – Collier on 419 1st Street in Immokalee.

The event includes information for migrant farmworkers and their families on available services, health, education opportunities, legal rights and responsibilities. There will be free food, education and health services.

On Sunday, Mar. 9, students from Florida State University College of Medicine’s Cross Cultural Medicine Rotation will be assisting aboard Healthcare Network’s Ronald McDonald Care Mobile from 8 a.m.-12 noon at Bethel Church, 1225 West Main Street in Immokalee.

Known as FSU Cares – Service Through Medicine, this week-long rotation gives first-year medical students the chance to spend spring break in Immokalee working with FSU faculty members to administer health screenings to underserved individuals in migrant communities.

Also, at both of these events, students from  the Center for Innovative Collaboration in Medicine and Law (a joint effort of FSU College of Medicine and FSU College of Law) will provide free legal screenings.

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