LRMC Health Fair offers one-stop shopping for services and benefits

by Chuck Roberts
Landstuhl Regional Medical Center Public Affairs

A health care version of one-stop shopping will be available Sept. 16 at the annual Health Benefits Awareness Fair at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the LRMC Learning Resource Center in
Bldg. 3718 near the AAFES Gas Station, representatives from dozens of agencies
will be available to answer any questions about military health services and

The annual event reaches out to Tricare beneficiaries with news and updates about benefits and showcases its programs and services. Parking is available in the adjacent parking lot at the Learning Resource Center.

“Passport to Health,” the theme of this year’s health fair, will offer “destinations of interest” to every age group and every beneficiary category.

Participants will receive a passport booklet that will guide them through destinations located throughout the Learning Resource Center.

Each destination (i.e. classroom) will host a variety of interactive displays allowing visitors to engage with a provider, watch demonstrations, participate in activities, hear lectures and receive information. At every table, participants can have their passport stamped. Stamps can be redeemed for ballots in the prize room.

One of the most popular offerings each year ― the opportunity to receive the FluMist seasonal influenza nasal spray vaccine or flu shot as appropriate ― will again be available. Beneficiaries will also be able to have their blood pressure checked, have eye exams and audiology tests, and receive dental screenings, among others.

“The health fair offers something of interest for every age group and every beneficiary category, whether you are on active duty, a retiree, family member or employee,” said Jeanne Sharrah, chief of population health at LRMC.

The agencies that will be available at the health fair include the Army Wellness Center, Addictions Treatment Facility, Alcohol Substance Abuse Program, audiology, Behavioral Health Services, dental screenings, dermatology, EDIS, Family Practice Clinic, Kleber Health Clinic, medical billing, medical library, nutrition care, oncology, optometry, patient advocate, pharmacy, Red Cross, Retiree Services officer, Traumatic Brain Injury, Tricare, and Women, Infant & Children.

For more information about the health fair, call 590-5614 or 06371-9464-5614.