Healthy Athletes

Special Olympics promotes the overall well-being of people with intellectual disabilities through programs that ensure ongoing access to quality, community-based healthcare services.

In Philadelphia, free health screenings are offered at events like MedFest, where doctors, nurses and other medical professionals volunteer their time and expertise. Special Olympics PA-Philadelphia athletes can also attend Health Athletes expos at select state-level competitions.

Developed in 1997, Special Olympics Healthy Athletes ® is a program that provides a variety of free health screenings ranging from dental to vision, nutrition or hearing. These screenings are offered in a fun, welcoming environment that removes the anxiety and trepidation people with intellectual disabilities often experience when faced with a visit to a doctor or dentist.

 

 

Medfest Volunteers Needed!

Date: November 17, 2016

Location:  Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S Broad Street

Approx. Schedule:      

 7:30 – Volunteer arrival & orientation
 8:30am – Open for screenings
2:30pm – Last screenings put through 
3-3:30pm – End