A free community event combined fun and health Saturday afternoon. The City of Birmingham Mayor's Office Division of Youth Services hosted its annual "Take a Child to the Doctor Day." It was designed to serve uninsured and underinsured youth up to age 18. The event was held at the YMCA Youth Center on 7th Avenue North.
General health, vision, and dental screenings were provided to area children by Children's of Alabama, UAB Health System Department of Pediatrics, and Focus First. In addition to health screenings for children, free screenings and HIV tests were also offered to individuals 18 years or older by Birmingham Healthcare.
Participants also learned about healthy living habits, while enjoying healthy food, games, and prizes.