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HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (May 6, 2024) Members of the community are invited to attend a Community Health & Resource Fair presented by Forrest General Hospital and SEMRHI. The free event will take place on Saturday, June 1, from 10 am to 2 pm, at Chain Park in Hattiesburg.

The event will include family activities and FREE health screenings, such as blood pressure, glucose (sugar), body mass index, and rapid 60-second HIV testing. Attendees can also enjoy a live DJ, free food (first 200), snow cones, door prizes, and giveaways.

“We are excited to partner with SEMRHI to help serve the health needs of those in our community,” said Millie Swan, Forrest Health’s vice president. “This health and resource fair will help get useful health information into the hands of our residents.”

“SEMRHI is delighted to collaborate with Forrest General Hospital for the upcoming Community Health & Resource Fair,” said Janice Robinson, SEMRHI CEO. “As a healthcare provider, we are committed to serving the community. I am confident that this event will not only provide valuable resources but also foster a sense of unity among community members.”

Chain Park is located at 5619 Hwy. 42, Hattiesburg. It can also be accessed via East 8th Street. Handicapped parking is available.

For more information, call 601-658-0058.


Forrest Health is a system of healthcare organizations formed to increase access to quality healthcare in South Mississippi. Forrest General Hospital is its flagship hospital. In addition to Forrest General, Forrest Health hospitals include Highland Community Hospital, Picayune; Jefferson Davis Community Hospital & Extended Care Facility, Prentiss; Marion General Hospital, Columbia; Pearl River County Hospital & Nursing Home, Poplarville; Perry County General Hospital, Richton; and Walthall General Hospital, Tylertown. Forrest Health is also home to The Orthopedic Institute and Institute of Neuroscience, both in Hattiesburg, as well as a variety of healthcare clinics throughout its 19-county coverage area. For more information, visit forresthealth.org.


SEMRHI is a network of community health centers committed to providing access to affordable, quality, primary, and preventive healthcare to the communities we serve – regardless of a patient’s insurance status or ability to pay. Locations include health centers in Covington, Forrest, Lamar, Pearl River, and Perry County. For more information, visit semrhi.com.

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