FSCJ to Host Give Kids a Smile Day Community Wellness Event

This community wellness event is one day where kids can receive free dental services. Wellness educations and health screenings will be available to everyone!

Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) is offering an amazing day for children at a “Give Kids a Smile Day.” This community wellness event is one day where kids can receive free dental services. Wellness educations and health screenings will be available to everyone!

Kids from 3 to 18 years old can receive free fillings, cleanings, and extractions. Pre-screening is highly recommended and available on Thursday, January 31st from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the FSCJ North Campus Dental Clinic. For more information, please contact the Jacksonville Dental Society at jaxdentalsociety@gmail.com or call (904) 513-8234.

FSCJ has expanded the offerings of this annual free event including school and athletic physicals, blood glucose testing, physical therapy assessments, manicures and massages. FSCJ’s nursing department will also provide free screenings for blood pressure, body mass index (BMI) and head lice, along with valuable health education. Representatives with Florida KidCare will be available to help families enroll in the low-cost health insurance program for children. Additionally, CarFit will be in attendance to help older adults find their safest positioning within their own vehicle.

Fun activities for kids will include an obstacle course, Nerf golf, basketball contest, as well as baseball and softball pitching lessons.

Vendors include Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute (JOI), Vision is Priceless, Area Health Education Center, St. Vincent’s Mobile Health, YMCA (Dunn Avenue), Florida Healthy Kids, Florida KidCare, DaVita Kidney Care and Kidney Smart, and THE PLAYERS Center for Child Health at Wolfson Children’s Hospital.

WHEN: Saturday, February 2, 2019, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Dental prescreenings for kids ages 3-18 will be on Thursday, January 31, 2019, from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the FSCJ North Campus dental clinic.

WHERE: FSCJ North Campus, 4501 Capper Road, Jacksonville, FL 32218

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