SUNY Downstate’s University Hospital of Brooklyn Celebrates 50 Years of Serving the Community with Health Fair May 21

May 9, 2016

Brooklyn, NY – SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s University Hospital of Brooklyn will celebrate its 50th anniversary serving the community by holding its annual health fair, Saturday, May 21, 2016, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

The fair is also in recognition of National Hospital Week, whose theme this year is "Health Care from the Heart.” The event will take place in front of the hospital, at 445 Lenox Road, between E. 35th and E. 37th Streets, in East Flatbush. 

This year’s health fair will feature free health information and screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar, melanoma, vision, mental health, and stroke, plus lead testing for children and adolescents (18 years old and under), HIV testing, hearing screening for adults, prostate-specific antigens testing (PSA blood test only), and height and weight measurements.

For women who are uninsured or under-insured ages 40-64 and who meet the eligibility criteria, free mammograms and Pap tests are available.  For men and women ages 50-64 who are uninsured or underinsured, a free colon cancer FIT Kit stool test is also available.

There will be entertainment, hand massages, and stress relieving activities for the whole family. For more information call 718-270-3739.



About SUNY Downstate Medical Center

SUNY Downstate Medical Center, founded in 1860, was the first medical school in the United States to bring teaching out of the lecture hall and to the patient’s bedside. A center of innovation and excellence in research and clinical service delivery, SUNY Downstate Medical Center comprises a College of Medicine, College of Nursing, School of Health Professions, a School of Graduate Studies, School of Public Health, University Hospital of Brooklyn, and a multifaceted biotechnology initiative including the Downstate Biotechnology Incubator and BioBAT for early-stage and more mature companies, respectively.

SUNY Downstate ranks twelfth nationally in the number of alumni who are on the faculty of American medical schools. More physicians practicing in New York City have graduated from SUNY Downstate than from any other medical school.