Erlanger Holds Health Fair Day Oct. 8

Monday, September 25, 2017
More than 20 Erlanger departments and healthcare specialists will be on hand during the annual “Erlanger Health Fair Day” at the Chattanooga Market on Sunday, Oct. 8.  In addition to obtaining information and counseling on a variety of healthcare issues, market-goers will also be able to make onsite appointments with physicians located throughout the Tri-State region.  
 
"Although representatives of the Erlanger Health System are onsite throughout the year at the Chattanooga Market, Erlanger’s October Health Fair Day offers a broad range of services and opportunities geared towards improving one’s lifestyle and health.

 
"Free blood pressure checks will be available from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., and those attending the Oct. 8 Chattanooga Market will also have the opportunity to learn more about the latest advances and services at Erlanger’s five medical campuses, including Children’s Hospital at Erlanger.  Whether it’s learning more about the latest advances in bariatric weight loss surgery, orthopedics, urology, home health services or the newly opened cardiac and pulmonary rehab center at Erlanger North Hospital, there is something for everyone at this year’s health fair," officials said.
 
Among the departments participating in the Erlanger Health Fair Day at the Chattanooga Market this year are:
 
Children's Hospital Emergency Department
Children’s Hospital Pediatric Acute Care
Children’s Hospital Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
Children’s Hospital Neurology
ContinuCare Home Health Services
Erlanger Cancer Institute
Erlanger Cleft and Craniofacial Center
Erlanger Heart & Lung Institute
Erlanger Heart & Lung Institute Center for Wellness - North
Erlanger Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Center
Erlanger Southeast Regional Stroke Center
UT Erlanger East Brainerd Internal Medicine 
UT Erlanger Kidney Transplant Center
UT Erlanger Orthopaedics 
UT Erlanger Primary Care East
UT Erlanger Urology
Women’s Services at Erlanger


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