On Sunday, September 15, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., a health screening and disease awareness and prevention fair will be held at Durga Mandir, 4240 Route 27, Princeton, NJ 08540. The health fair will be organized by the Indian Health Camp of New Jersey in collaboration with Durga Mandir. Indian Health Camp of New Jersey, a non-profit organization under tax exempt code 501© (3) will hold this health camp for the seventh consecutive year at this location in South Brunswick township.
The health fair will be open to all pre-registered participants above the age of 40 who are uninsured or underinsured. The health screening will include blood test, EKG, physical and dental exams and mental health screening and counseling, vision screening for glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy, cardiology and physical therapy counseling, various types of cancer screening and prevention education, chronic disease self management via ask your doctor, diabetes and stroke education, HIV testing and education, dietary counseling, pharmacy counseling and many other ancillary services to pre-registered qualified participants. The physicians and other allied health care professionals from various specialties of internal medicine, mental health, cardiology, ophthalmology, endocrinology, gynecology, neurology, urology, physical therapy, dietary and nutritional specialist, pharmacist, phlebotomists, EKG techs, medical assistants, nurses, social workers and medical students will provide their services on this day to screen and educate patients on diabetes, hypertension, cardiac diseases, high cholesterol, various types of cancer screening and education and other chronic debilitating diseases specifically targeted to the South Asian population. The blood test reports will be reviewed by the physicians and mailed it to all participants with a counseling note, if any abnormalities are detected in the test.
Indian Health Camp of NJ and their hard-working committee members and volunteers will provide their self-less and dedicated service to support the health fair activities on this day. The dedicated team from the State of New Jersey Commission for the Blind will provide thorough eye screening to qualified patients on this day to promote their noble cause of preventing blindness in the community. The local hospitals and other non-profit organizations will participate in this health fair to support IHCNJ in providing their specialized screening services. Rupen Patel of Accurate Diagnostic Labs will provide basic blood test services on this day. All pre-registered participants are requested to arrive no later than 8:00 a.m. on the day of the screening and recommended to be fasting from mid-night. The participants are advised to continue to take their prescription medications and encouraged to drink water even in the morning of the blood test. The breakfast and lunch will be provided to all participants and volunteers.
The registration form to participate in this health fair is available on organization web site at www.IHCNJ.org and only electronically filed applications will be considered to get blood test services. No paper application will be allowed and all electronic application must be received no later than September 6, 2019. Indian Health Camp of New Jersey will hold their last health fair for this year on November 3, 2019, at Shree Swaminarayan Temple in Secaucus, NJ. The influenza vaccination will be offered to qualified participants with a nominal administrative cost during the Secaucus temple health fair. For further details and registration form for this health fair will be available after completion of Durga Temple Health Fair.