Back to School Family Day Helps Kids Get Ready for School

For Immediate Release

July 16, 2018

Indianapolis – Covering Kids and Families of Health and Hospital Corporation is hosting its 18th annual Back to School Family Day on Saturday, July 28 from 8:30 a.m.-Noon in the parking lot of the Marion County Public Health Department, 3838 N. Rural St.

Each child who attends the event receives a free backpack with school supplies. Back-to-school health services are also offered, including free immunizations, dental screenings, and sports physicals. Parents or guardians should bring current shot records as well as an insurance or Medicaid card for any children seeking immunizations.

Parents can also get a copy of their child’s birth certificate for a small fee; proper identification is required.

Those who need health insurance can get enrolled on-site for Hoosier Healthwise, Health Advantage, Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP) 2.0, or plans available through the Affordable Care Act. In order to enroll, the following documents are needed: income stubs from the last three months, Social Security number, and proof of address in Marion County.

The Indianapolis Fire Department returns with its popular Fire Safety Festival, featuring games, food and hands-on educational activities. Plus, community organizations will host booths with information about programs, resources and services.

“We are proud to have the longest-running annual back-to-school event in Marion County,” said Pamela Humes, director for Covering Kids and Families of Health and Hospital Corporation. “Our success is the result of our strong belief in giving back to the community and, more specifically, the children who are the most vulnerable.”

Back to School Family Day is made possible by the following sponsors and event partners: Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, CareSource, Eskenazi Health, Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County, Indianapolis Fire Department, MDWise, MHS, Marion County Public Health Department, RTV6, and YMCA of Greater Indianapolis.

For more information about Back to School Family Day, please call 317-221-2464.

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Media Contact:
Curt Brantingham 
Media/Public Information Coordinator 
317-221-2316 (o) │ 317-525-7450 (c)

 

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