Mundelein High to host free health fair for uninsured suburban students

  • Mundelein High School hosts a health fair for uninsured suburban students July 31. It will be in the annex building west of the main school.

    Mundelein High School hosts a health fair for uninsured suburban students July 31. It will be in the annex building west of the main school. Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

 
 
Updated 7/12/2018 4:48 PM

Suburban students who don't have health insurance or who meet other criteria can get free medical exams later this month at Mundelein High School.

The school hosts the health fair from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 31 in the annex building on the west side of the campus at 1350 W. Hawley St.

 

Mundelein High teams with staff from Advocate Children's Hospital, which has campuses in Park Ridge and Oak Lawn, for the annual event, which lets students get physicals and immunizations needed to attend school.

Dentists will offer screenings, cleanings and other treatments, too.

It's for kids who don't have health insurance, who are covered by Illinois' Medicaid program or who are Native American or among the indigenous people of Alaska.

Qualified students 18 or younger can participate, regardless of whether they live in Mundelein High School District 120.

"We are glad that we are able to help out the families in our area who don't have insurance," board President Joanne Anderson said. "We encourage area parents to make use of this special opportunity."

In addition to the health services, students can pick up free backpacks filled with school supplies. American Dream Reality of Mundelein is donating 150 packs and supplies.

For more information, call school nurse Jan Swanston at (847) 949-2200 ext. 1395.

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