National Health Center Week “Rooted in Communities” – August 4-10, 2019

is an annual celebration with the goal of raising awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s health centers over the past five decades.

Health Centers nationwide like Care Resource has served 28 million patients – a number that continues to grow along with the demand for affordable primary care. Health centers produce innovative solutions to the most pressing health care issues in their communities and reach beyond the walls of conventional medicine to address the social determinants of health affecting special patient populations.

Care Resource celebrates National Health Center Week as an additional way to raise awareness of the needs that exist in our communities regarding primary care and preventive health. We further speak out about our health center and the people and communities who rely on our services for healthy and productive lives.

For National Health Center Week and throughout the month of August, Care Resource is offering new pediatric patients without health insurance a no-cost back to school exam and including required vaccinations.

Covered vaccinations include, but are not limited to the following: polio, Varivax (chickenpox), measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), DTap or Tdap (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis). New pediatric patients may also receive a back-to-school supply kit. To redeem this promotion, one MUST first make an appointment by calling 305-576-1234 EXT: 470 (English) and 471 (Español).

To further celebrate, Care Resource is participating in the following events:

  • City of North Miami District 3 Back-to-School Drive (Aug. 3, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm)
    Griffing Park: 12220 Griffing Blvd., North Miami
  • Bethel Back-to-School Health Fair (Aug. 3, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm)
    Bethel Evangelical Baptist Church: 17601 NW 2nd Ave., Miami Gardens
  • 5th Annual Collier City Family Fun Day (Aug. 3 10:00 am – 2:30 pm)
    McNair Park: 951 NW 27th Ave., Pompano Beach
  • Cool Summer Self Care Series (Aug. 7, 9:30 am – 1:30 pm)
    Stephen P. Clark Government Center: 111 Northwest 1st St., Miami
  • Back-to-School Bash & Resource Fair (Aug. 10, 10:00am – 1:00pm)
    Joe Celestin Center: 1525 NW 135th St., North Miami
  • Back-to-School Immunization Fair (Aug. 10, 10:00am – 2:00pm)
    Lauderhill Mall: 1267 FL-7, Lauderhill

These events typically offer free wellness screenings, community resources, and some may offer free HIV testing provided by Care Resource. In addition, Care Resource staff will be available to explain our services and offer complimentary giveaways. Attendees who receive abnormal results may be linked to Care Resource’s highly-trained medical staff in a timely manner. Referrals and specific information to obtain additional assistance and support will be provided as needed.

Additionally, on Friday, August 9th, the HHS Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan, Acting HRSA Administrator Thomas J. Engels, Associate Deputy Secretary Charles N. Keckler, and Associate Administrator for the Bureau of Primary Health Care, James Macrae will visit with Care Resource staff at the Hampton Inn located at 3450 Biscayne Boulevard at 10:30 am for a round-table discussion and opportunities to engage with media. At 11:30 am, the delegation will depart for Care Resource’s Medical Facility located at 3801 Biscayne Boulevard for an on-site tour. For media inquiries, e-mail Jonathan Welsh, Associate Director of Communications and Development at, EXT: 249.

While there are countless reasons to honor America’s health centers, among the most important and unique is their long success in providing access to affordable, high-quality, cost-effective health care to medically vulnerable and underserved people throughout the United States.

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