On Saturday, September 12, 2015, the City of Birmingham Mayor’s Office Division of Youth Services (DYS) will host its annual Take a Child to the Doctor Day event at the YMCA Youth Center located at 2400 7th Avenue N in downtown Birmingham. Designed to serve uninsured and under-insured youth up to 18 years old, this FREE community event will be held from 10 AM until 2 PM.
Area youth, accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, can receive health screenings in vision, dental, and general health. The services will be provided by medical staff from Children’s of Alabama, UAB Health System – Department of Pediatrics and Focus First.
FREE booster seats are back by popular demand at Doctor Day 2015. Safe Kids Alabama at Children’s of Alabama will be giving away FREE child booster seats for children over 40 lbs up to 100 lbs. To secure a booster seat, your child must be present for proper fitting.
“Take a Child to the Doctor Day” is like going to the doctor in the middle of a carnival.
DYS Doctor Day highlights:
- FREE Health Screenings for Youth up to 18 years old
- FREE Healthy Snacks & Beverages
- FREE Interactive Games & Prizes
- Special Prize for FIRST 100 youth
- Jazzercise & Home Fitness Ideas
- Outdoor Play Yard
This is not your ordinary trip to the doctor. While the focus is on providing quality health screenings for youth, there will also be something for the whole family. Enjoy food, games, prizes and much more while helping your child learn healthy living habits which can last a lifetime.
For more information about Take a Child to the Doctor Day, call DYS at 205-320-0879.