The Grossmont Healthcare District and the City of La Mesa will jointly present the 2013 Kids Care Fest, a free community health care fair for children, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21 at Briercrest Park in La Mesa.

The public is invited to this family-oriented, community health fair event featuring free health care screenings for children, including hearing, vision and dental screenings. Over 1,000 children are anticipated to attend with their families.

More than 1,000 children under age 12 are expected to receive free, potentially life-saving, health care screenings from healthcare professionals. Also available at the event will be free medical information from pediatricians, dermatologists and pharmacists, along with free kids fingerprinting.

Additional free activities for children will include pony rides, arts and crafts, face painting, jumping inflatables and water safety, as well as children’s reading books while supplies last.

Briercrest Park is located at 9001 Wakarusa St., behind Grossmont Hospital, in La Mesa. Kids Care Fest, now in its 12th year, is a smoke‑free event. Free parking will be available at Sharp Grossmont Hospital’s Brier Patch campus at 9000 Wakarusa St. For more information, phone (619) 825-5050 or visit


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