Prevea to host teddy bear clinic and community safety event

Prevea Health will host a teddy bear clinic and community safety event from 10 a.m. to noon on March 30 at the Prevea Shawano Health Center located at 1300 E. Green Bay St. in Shawano.

Children (recommended ages 1 – 10) are encouraged to bring their favorite stuffed animal for a “health check.” Each check-up takes approximately 30 – 45 minutes and features interactive stations staffed by Prevea medical professionals in pediatrics, family medicine, urgent care and X-ray. Children can see first-hand their favorite stuffed animals have a blood pressure check, height and weight check, X-ray and more.

“This is a community event to raise awareness about health and safety, while engaging children in a fun and interactive manner,” said Dr. Jeffry Young, full-time pediatrician at the Prevea Shawano Health Center.

The event is free and the first 100 children to arrive will receive a free teddy bear.

Experts from HSHS St. Vincent Children’s Hospital in Green Bay, Shawano Ambulance Service, Shawano Police Department and Shawano Fire Department will also be on hand at the event. Families can enjoy ambulance and fire truck tours, as well as snacks and refreshments. Free child ID kits will also be available.

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