The Searchlight Health Fair will take place Saturday, Sept. 7, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Searchlight Community Center located 50 miles south of Las Vegas in District A.
The health fair, presented by the area's County commissioner, Michael Naft, will feature flu shots, blood pressure screenings, Stop the Bleed (https://www.dhs.gov/stopthebleed), hands-only CPR instruction, insurance/Medicaid information, free booster seats, free produce and nutrition information, free development screenings for children under 3, visions exams, and more.
The Nevada Health Center's Mammovan will be participating as well. Mammography screenings are primarily for women age 40 and older, but screenings will be provided to those younger than 40 who have a screening referral from a provider. Those interested in taking advantage of the service should call 1-877-581-6266 to make an appointment. While the fair is scheduled to conclude at 1 p.m., the Mammovan will remain at the event through 3:40 p.m.
This event was scheduled after a discussion with Commissioner Naft about the lack of healthcare services in Searchlight at a June town hall. "While I realize this is not a permanent fix, I'm pleased to have the opportunity to bring much-needed services to the southern portion of District A," Commissioner Naft said. "I'm glad we can bring all of these services together in a location that's convenient to residents."
While the fair is aimed at Searchlight residents, all residents of Clark County are welcome to attend. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Commissioner Naft's office at (702) 455-3535 or ccdista@ClarkCountyNV.gov. The Searchlight Community Center is located at 200 Michael Wendell Way in the town of Searchlight.