The Fayetteville Veterans Affairs Medical Center’s Goldsboro Community-Based Outpatient Clinic will hold a health fair Wednesday in the city.
The clinic will be open from 8 a.m. to noon at the clinic’s location at 2610 Hospital Road.
The event is for Goldsboro-area veterans who are already enrolled for VA health care, as well as veterans who are eligible but haven’t enrolled yet. Family members and caretakers are also welcome to attend.
“Come join us for a day of education, healthy eating demonstrations, door prizes and more,” said Nicole Williford, Goldsboro clinic nurse manager. “We want all area veterans to take advantage of this opportunity.”
The activity will feature health education and information exchanged along with flu shots for enrolled veterans and blood pressure screenings.
Other highlights include briefings, demonstrations and presentations on a variety of subjects such as My HealtheVet, Care in the Community (formerly NonVA Care/Choice), gun and fire safety and nutrition.
Participating community partners include Goldsboro fire and police departments, Veterans Service Office representatives, N.C. Works, Disabled American Veterans and Volunteers of America.
Expected guests include Mayor Chuck Allen and state Rep. Raymond Smith.
Anyone who served in the U.S. military is invited to attend. An eligibility and enrollment specialist will be on hand to accept veterans’ enrollments on site.
Veterans wanting to enroll for VA health care are encouraged to bring copies of their DD Form 214 discharge paperwork and last year’s financial information to expedite enrollment in the system.
For more information, call the Goldsboro CBOC at 919-731-4809.
The Goldsboro CBOC opened July 1, 2013 to provide high-quality health care close to home for veterans in Wayne, Duplin, Lenoir, Sampson and surrounding counties.
Hours of operation are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.