The Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine hosted its third annual community health fair on Saturday, Feb. 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its Meridian-based campus.
Organized by ICOM’s Community Outreach Committee, this free event was open to the public. Participants, ages 18 and older, received a complimentary physical exam, including blood pressure and heart rate screenings. Hearing and eye exams were also offered, as well as osteopathic manipulations. Medical students also hosted interactive workshops, from building a medical emergency car kit to an anatomy crafts station geared for children.
“The annual ICOM Health Fair is a great opportunity for our community members to receive accessible, free healthcare screenings and resources,” said Olivia Paulsen, a second-year student at ICOM and organizer of the health fair. “Not only did we offer physical check-ups, but ways to continue care with insurance resources and clinics in the area. We wanted everyone to come and meet the wonderful providers available in the Treasure Valley.”
Additionally, the Saint Alphonsus Mobile Mammography Bus was on-site, with healthcare providers providing digital mammography and clinical breast exams in a comfortable and convenient setting.
ICOM’s Community Health Fair was featured on KTVB News Channel 7.