02 Aug A Message From The President and CEO
Time flies when you’re having fun! It seems like the school year just wrapped up and here we are already starting to look at heading back to school. As always, we want to be your one-stop shop for healthcare for the whole family. Community Health of South Florida, Inc. (CHI) has discounted school and sports physicals. School and sports physicals without an EKG are just $40 and $50 with an EKG. Schedule it today, along with your child’s dental exam and cleaning. Don’t forget about vision too. Make sure you have their eyes checked and glasses made with us before the school bell rings again.
Did you Know CHI is now offering COVID-19 vaccinations for ages 6 months old and up. Your entire family should be protected by getting everyone vaccinated and boosted. This is year three of the pandemic and we are not out of the woods yet. Yes, things are improving, but we must remain vigilant. It is critical that we keep up to date with our vaccinations because it’s simple—they save lives.
This time of year, we are also getting ready to celebrate National Health Center Week! It is an exciting time when we highlight the important work that community health centers like CHI do to keep our communities healthy. Check out our rundown of events and recognition at chisouthfl.org/NationalHealthCenterWeek. I hope you all will join us on August 9th from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. for the health fair at our Martin Luther King Jr. Clinica Campesina Health Center, 810 W. Mowry Dr., Homestead, FL 33030. It’s free and promises to be both fun and beneficial. We will have health screenings for the whole family, and we have a host of resources there such as housing assistance, home buying assistance, financial assistance and more. You can also enjoy food, games and more! Plus, the first 100 school-age children will receive a backpack with school supplies.
Until then, treat yourselves well. Focus on your mental and physical health. It’s your ticket to success and greater happiness in life. If you ever need mental health assistance, there’s a new Suicide & Crisis Lifeline to help anyone experiencing a mental health crisis. Just dial 9-8-8 to reach a national hotline that will connect you with a trained mental health professional. We are so proud to serve as your medical home.