Client Spotlight: Family Health Centers of San Diego and Rancho Mesa Support Health Fair & Back to School Kickoff

Author, Alyssa Burley, Client Services Coordinator, Rancho Mesa Insurance Services, Inc.


On Saturday, August 19, 2017, the 79th Assembly District's 5th Annual Health Fair & Back to School Kickoff, presented by Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber, MD in partnership with Senator Toni Atkins and City Council President Myrtle Cole, was held at the O'Farrell Charter School in San Diego, CA.  The event was designed for families and friends to enjoy a fun-filled day with a wide variety of health screenings, educational activities and free give-a-ways at nearly 50 different booths.

Family Health Centers of San Diego participated in the event by providing free health screenings to attendees.  They also distributed almost 50 backpacks, provided by Rancho Mesa Insurance Services, Inc., to children who attendee the fair.  

"We are very excited to be a part of the event," said Katie Gomez, Development & Special Events Manager for Family Health Centers of San Diego.  The event included "free health screenings, the YMCA, local law enforcement with the low-rider, and other local non-profits and community orgs."

The Annual Health Fair & Back to School Kickoff offered no-cost screens for dental, vision, blood pressure, cholesterol, and HIV, as well as information on Covered California.  Attendees enjoyed free backpacks and school supplies, arts & crafts, face painting, music, healthy food trucks, CPR/AED lessons and so much more!   

Family Health Centers of San Diego
For more than four decades, Family Health Centers of San Diego’s (FHCSD) mission has been to provide affordable, high-quality health care and support services to all people, with a special commitment to the uninsured, low-income and medically underserved. Annually, the staff provides care to more than 190,000 unique patients—a third of the region’s low-income patients—through more than 800,000 encounters. For more information about the Family Health Centers of San Diego, visit