Each year during the second week of August, The Lakes Community Health Center is a part of a national effort to recognize the service and contributions of Community Health Centers across the country in providing access to affordable, high-quality, cost-effective  health care to medically vulnerable and underserved people in the United States. The following is a list of free events The Lakes will be hosting the week of August 7. All events are  open to the public. More information about these events can be found at facebook.com/TheLakesCHC.

There is an open house Tuesday, August 9, 5 to 7 p.m. at The Lakes Community Health Center, 719 Main St. E., Ashland. Come learn about your local community health center, tour the clinic, talk to providers, and meet staff. This event is free and open to the public.

An open house will be held Wednesday, August 10, 5 to 7 p.m. at The Lakes Community Health Center, 7665 US Hwy 2, Iron River.

Health Screenings will be held at Walmart in Ashland on Thursday, Aug. 11 from 8 a.m. to noon. Stop by the health center table in Walmart to learn more about your local community health center and get free blood pressure and blood sugar checks.

There will be a Senior Day at the Ashland Farmer’s Market on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 8 a.m. to noon at 200 block of Chapple Ave. Come learn more about your local community health center. Assistance with carrying groceries will be provided to seniors.

The Lakes Community Health Center (The Lakes) provides medical, dental and mental health services to anyone regardless of the patient's ability to pay or their insurance status. For more information visit http://thelakesCHC.org.

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