SPRINGFIELD — Baystate Medical Center’s three community health centers in Springfield will hold free health fairs during National Health Center Week, Aug. 6-12.
This year’s theme is “The Roadmap to a Stronger America.” The public is invited to share in the celebration of the health centers as Baystate shines a light on their history of community-centered care and partnerships made possible by their dedicated staff, providers, and patients.
Baystate’s three health centers — Baystate Brightwood Health Center/Centro de Salud, Baystate Mason Square Neighborhood Health Center, and Baystate High Street Health Center Adult Medicine & Pediatrics — are anchors of public-health efforts in the neighborhoods they serve, working in partnership with community members and groups to address some of the more pressing health challenges facing the city of Springfield.
Across the country, health centers like those operated by Baystate in Springfield improve access to care for millions of Americans regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay. National Health Center week is a time for celebrating community health centers and their contributions to national health.
The health fairs, including food, music, giveaways, and community-resource vendors, are free and open to all.
The health fairs begin on Wednesday, Aug. 9 from noon to 2 p.m. at Baystate Brightwood Health Center/Centro de Salud at 280 Plainfield St. The fairs continue on Thursday, Aug. 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Baystate High Street Health Center Adult and Pediatrics at 140 High St., upper-level parking lot, and end on Friday, Aug. 11 from noon to 4 p.m. at Baystate Mason Square Neighborhood Health Center at 11 Wilbraham Road.