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East County News Service

October 31, 2018 (Lemon Grove) – The Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD) will present the 2018 Kids Care Fest, a free community health event open to the public. Featuring free health screenings, Kids Care Fest will be held Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Lemon Grove Recreation Center, 3131 School Lane, Lemon Grove. 

Kids Care Fest is an opportunity for children and their families to receive free, vital health care screenings, including vision, dental, and wellness checkups. The event also will feature information about health insurance and social services from organizations all over San Diego County, along with free kids fingerprinting and free flu shots for all guests age four and over. San Diego Food Bank partner, Heaven’s Windows, will also donate free groceries this year for guests to take home while supplies last.

Healthcare partners supporting 2018 Kids Care Fest include Sharp Grossmont Hospital, Rady Children’s Hospital, Borrego Community Health Foundation, University of California at San Diego Eye Mobile for Children, La Maestra Community Health Centers, Family Health Centers of San Diego, Neighborhood Healthcare, Mountain Health & Community Services., Champions for Health, Community Research Foundation, and the County of San Diego Health & Human Services Agency.

Other community partners supporting 2018 Kids Care Fest include City of Lemon Grove, Lemon Grove School District, KUSI-NEWS and Radio Latina 104.5-FM.

Additional free activities will include rock climbing, inflatable obstacle course and pony rides, along with demonstrations and displays from law enforcement, including police and fire officials. Also available will be free children’s reading and coloring books (while supplies last). For more information visit or call (619) 825-5050.

The Grossmont Healthcare District is a public agency that supports various health-related community programs and services in the East Region. Formed in 1952 to build and operate Grossmont Hospital, GHD now leases operations to Sharp HealthCare via a public-private partnership, and continues to own the hospital on behalf of local taxpayers. The District is governed by a five-member board of directors, each elected to four-year terms, who represent more than 500,000 people residing within the District's 750 square miles in San Diego's East County. For more information about GHD, visit

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