BAYONNE, NJ – CarePoint Health reached out to city residents in 2016 in many ways, including its Neighborhood Health Center at Bayonne Medical Center. It also had a strong presence at community fairs, festivals and other events where it offered free medical screenings.

CarePoint was especially busy during the fall, with employees providing services at the annual Bayonne Health Fair, the Veterans Claim Clinic hosted by Bayonne Congressmen Albio Sires and Donald Payne Jr., and the Bergen Point Fall Festival.

At the city’s health fair, employees monitored the blood pressure of city residents at tables and performed other screenings inside CarePoint’s mobile van unit.

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Lucy Ayiro of Bayonne, who had her blood pressure checked, was pleased that BMC employees were there to help her. “They make it easier, they let us know what’s going on with our health,” she said.

At the veterans’ clinic, besides blood pressure readings, CarePoint nurses also checked the cholesterol of attendees.

Patrick Kenny, 73, of Bayonne, a Korean War veteran, attended the clinic and said he was happy that CarePoint and the other organizations were there to serve him. “Yes, it’s great,” he said.

Earlier in the year, CarePoint was at the city’s Independence Day celebration, where its mobile van was available to the thousands who attended the evening’s fireworks display and other family activities.

During the spring, summer and fall, the CarePoint mobile van was there for residents buying food at the Bayonne Farmers Market on Avenue C.