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Wallace Medical, St. Henry and others team up to help folks with haircuts, medical exams and more

COURTESY PHOTO: FIRZA PRATAMA FOR UNSPLASH - Haircuts will be one of the many services offered by Wallace Medical Concern on Wednesday, Sept. 25. Wallace Medical Concern will host a "total care" day for local low-income and unhoused individuals and families, offering everything from dental exams to haircuts.

The free care day will be from 1-5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, at St. Henry Catholic Church, 395 N.W. First St., Gresham.

Wallace will provide a variety of health and personal services for adults and kids, including medical and dental exams, vision screening, rapid HIV testing, blood pressure checks, diabetes screening, health insurance information and enrollment, haircuts, showers, food and beverages, various free supplies, connections to community services and a pop-up free food market.

The event will be hosted by Wallace in partnership with St. Henry. Other providers include Medical Teams International for the mobile dental services. Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation is providing the vision screening.

Cascade AIDS Project will do the HIV testing. Hands of Favor is giving the haircuts. Mission Barbecue, Oregon Food Bank and others will provide the pop-up free food market. ON Semiconductor is the event sponsor and ON employees will volunteer.

In addition to offering hard-to-access services for those with high barriers to health care, the event will introduce homeless and low-income community members to Wallace, a nonprofit primary care clinic providing comprehensive, high-quality and accessible health services in East Multnomah County.

Wallace has medical clinics in Rockwood and Gresham, a dental clinic in Rockwood and a mobile medical clinic which visits sites throughout East County.

— Teresa Carson

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