Mercy Kids Health Fair and Teddy Bear Clinic Scheduled for Saturday, August 6

August 1, 2016

Today’s children are the next generation to make healthy decisions.  Help steer them in the right direction at the Mercy Kids Health and Safety Fair on Saturday, August 6 at Mercy Hospital Fort Scott.  From 9 a.m. to noon, the clinic will provide free health screenings, fitness fun, education and learning opportunities, a chance to see emergency vehicles and meet with community agency representatives.

All screenings and events are free and open to the public.

The Teddy Bear Clinic is a highlight of the event. Young children are encouraged to bring their teddy bear or doll for a check-up. Surgeons will be on hand to mend minor cuts or tears to your child’s favorite stuffed animal.

Just a few of the scheduled activities include: health screenings (eye, vision, blood pressure, height and weight, and dental checks), nutrition information, vaccines, hand-washing tips, healthy snacks, preventing colds and the flu, exercise stations, and a bounce house. Also on site will be Mercy EMS staff, Fort Scott police and fire department personnel, the Bourbon County Sherriff, as well as Kansas Wildlife and Parks.

Kids may register to win a backpack stuffed with school supplies. Winner need not be present to win, but registration the day of the event is required.

For more information about the Mercy Clinic Kids Health and Safety Fair, call Amy Budy at 620-223-8093.

Dr. Ralph Hall, Mercy general surgeon, repairs Jayhawk's laceration during last year's Teddy Bear Clinic.

Dr. Ralph Hall, Mercy general surgeon, repairs Jayhawk's laceration during last year's Teddy Bear Clinic.

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