Saturday, March 21, 2015

09:00am to 12:00pm

2710 Middlefield Road
Redwood City, CA 94063Get Directions

Photo of Fair Oaks Health Center

Everyone is invited to the FREE, one-year anniversary of Fair Oaks Health Center on Sat., March 21st! There will be a health fair, healthy cooking demonstrations, gardening tips to grow fresh produce, prizes for kids and more. Local officials, health officials and community benefactors will be on hand celebrate this occasion. Speakers include:

 Congresswoman Anna Eshoo

 Congresswoman Jackie Speier

 Lee Michelson, CEO, and Art Faro, Chair of the Board of Directors, Sequoia Healthcare District

 San Mateo County Supervisors Carole Groom, Don Horsley, Warren Slocum, and Adrienne Tissier

 Jean Fraser, Chief, San Mateo County Health System

 Dr. Susan Ehrlich, CEO, San Mateo Medical Center

The celebration is free and open to the public! In addition to sampling free healthy food and learning how to grow and cook it, attendees can learn about diabetes, prenatal care, and healthy eating, including programs that help make healthy food more affordable. The County’s mobile dental clinic will also be onsite providing dental care. Kids will have plenty to do, with face painting, balloon animals and the chance to win one of 2 bikes, plus lots of other sports equipment that will encourage kids to get outside and get moving. 

BACKGROUND:  Fair Oaks Health Center offers care for the whole family under one roof, including adult and pediatric primary care, dental, OB/GYN, chronic disease management, optometry, lab and pharmacy services, where patients can pick up their prescriptions right after their appointment. The Health Center also includes mental health services, a patient health library, and a community garden. It its first year, the Health Center had more than 61,000 visits to its clinic and served 17,000 people. Roughly a third of these visits were at the pediatric clinic, which treated 7,200 kids. 85% of the Health Center’s patients are Latino or Latina and 70% live in Redwood City or Woodside. To serve its diverse patient population, the Health Center uses a remote video interpreter system so patients with limited English can communicate with their medical team. Nearly two-thirds of staff are fluent in Spanish. For more information, visit



Robyn Thaw:  (650) 573-3935