The Mexican Consulate in San Bernardino is partnering with San Bernardino City Unified School District (SBCUSD), Loma Linda University, and Molina Healthcare to host one of the largest health fairs in the country this month.
The Bi-National Health Fair is on Sunday, October 29 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Indian Springs High School, where a few school buildings will be temporarily transformed into treatment areas for thousands of people seeking free medical and dental care.
A press conference about the health fair will take place on Monday, September 25 at 10 a.m. at the Mexican Consulate, 293 North D Street in San Bernardino.
The fair is the culmination of Binational Health Week, an effort to improve the health and wellbeing of the area’s Latino community.
Mexico’s Secretary of Health Dr. José Narro Robles and the Director General of IME (Institute of Mexicans Abroad–Instituto de los Mexicanos en el Exterior) Ambassador Juan Carlos Mendoza will participate in an opening ceremony, where they will sign a declaration announcing their support for health. Ambassador Carlos Sada, Undersecretary for North America of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores) will also attend the event.
The District is looking forward to partnering with the Mexican Consulate on efforts to improve the health of all local residents.
“Health and wellness are areas of focus in our District’s own Community Engagement Plan,” Superintendent Dr. Dale Marsden said. “Good health is as important as a quality education.”
Also participating in the Bi-National Health Fair are the Tzu Chi Foundation, City of Hope, UC Riverside, and the consulates of Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, and Costa Rica. In addition to free medical and dental screenings, there will be health awareness and prevention activities and other community resources.
The Bi-National Health Fair is open to everyone in the community, regardless of country of origin or immigration status. Free services will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis.
For more information, please visit https://consulmex.sre.gob.mx/sanbernardino/ or http://www.semanabinacionalmexicousa.org.
Indian Springs High School is at 650 N. Del Rosa Drive in San Bernardino.