Chester City residents arrived at Drexel Neumann’s recent health fair throughout the afternoon for blood pressure screenings and health information.
Presented by St. Katharine Drexel Health Ministry, the event was held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with participants that included Crozer-Keystone Health System, Widener nursing students, Delaware County System of Care, ChesPenn Health Services, Child Guidance Resource Centers, and Family Support Line.
Event coordinator and parish nurse, Maxine Graves, said the health fair’s theme was “More precious than gold is health and wellness.”
Many providers were there for residents with and without health insurance. ChesPenn was one of them. They provide medical and dental services for insured and uninsured patients, said outreach representative Althea Williams.
Widener University School of Nursing students provided blood pressure screenings and information on cholesterol.
Parish nurse Vickie Berry said they were recording each individual’s blood pressure, and if there was a problem, she would ask the person if they had high blood pressure before, if they were taking their medications and recommended the patient see their doctor about their blood pressure.
Women, Infants and Children (WIC) provided nutrition information and educated residents about how to qualify for WIC.