Screenings, Shots & More Oct. 3 in Kyle


SMCH Health Fair Crowd smallerFrom flu shots to food demonstrations, from chair massages to cotton candy for the kids, the sixth annual Ascension Seton Medical Center Hays Community Health Fair is open to all and offers a variety of activities to help keep Hays County healthy.

The event, which drew a record crowd of 700 people last year, will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at the hospital, 6001 Kyle Parkway, just east of Interstate 35.

Approximately 80 booths providing information, food and giveaways are planned. Ascension Seton Hays doctors, nurses and other individual experts will be on hand to answer questions and address medical concerns. With football, soccer and other fall sports activities under way, Seton’s emergency and trauma staff will provide injury prevention tips for children, student athletes and older folks.

Kids can enjoy special activities, including face painting, cotton candy, balloon animals and a visit from “Bonzo the Clown.” They also can handcraft get well cards that will be delivered later to Ascension Seton Hays patients.

Ascension Seton Edgar B. Davis Hospital’s Care-a-Van, a mobile pediatric van, will be on site. The Care-a-Van provides medical care to children and adolescents and services include well-child exams, sports physicals and treatment for minor illness and injury. Seton’s cardiac rehabilitation team will offer blood pressure checks and RediClinic will provide Body Mass Index (BMI) screenings.

New this year, the Ascension Seton Pharmacy will assist attendees with compiling a comprehensive medication list or “pocket card” that they can carry with them to keep track of prescriptions. Attendees can also prepare for the upcoming flu season with flu shots provided by Walgreens at a minimal fee.

Ascension Seton Hays café will be open, offering delicious and nutritious menu options throughout the event. Spanish translators also will be available.

For more information, contact Ascension Seton Hays at 512-504-5000 or visit