Healthy Living Pavilion

Get Free Health Tests at the AHSC!

By Thanh Huynh


Bay Area organizations will be on-hand all day to ensure our community is healthy! The Healthy Living Pavilion, located on the corner of Larkin and McAllister Streets, is led this year by Hill Physicians but is supported by all health organizations in The City — demonstrating the collaboration to put community health first. All health screenings and testing are provided for free by generous sponsors and community organizations. A few of the free services being provided include:

Testing and Screening:

Asthma/lung screening, by St. Mary’s Medical Center

Blood Pressure Screenings, by CVS/Pharmacy

Bone Density Screening, by Hill Physicians

Grip Strength Screening, by Hill Physicians

Hepatitis B Testing, by Sutter Health’s California Pacific Medical Center and Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center

Hepatitis C Testing, by the Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center

HIV Rapid Testing, by the Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center

Glucose Tests, by St. Mary’s Medical Center and North East Medical Services

Basic Foot Check Screening by St. Mary’s Medical Center

Cholesterol screening by UCSF


Education and Activities:

Ask a Doctor, by St. Mary’s Medical Center

Healthy Activity, by Kaiser Permanente

Health Presentations, by Hill Physicians

Liver Cancer Information, by the American Liver Foundation

Lupus Information, by the San Francisco Lupus Support Group

Marrow Information and Registration, by the Asian American Donor Program

Meet the Doctor, by Hill Physicians

This year’s Healthy Living Pavilion features a “passport” program which encourages participants to visit the different booths in pavilion area. Different stamps will be given out at qualifying booths. Participants who fill up their passport with enough stamps will receive a prize and will be entered in to win the grand prize: a flatscreen TV.


Natural Medicine

Dr. Effie Chow, Qigong Grandmaster

Dr. Effie Chow (PhD, RN, LicAc, Qigong Grandmaster Chair of the annual World Congress on Qigong/Traditional Chinese Medicine) is bringing to the street fair: 1) The Asian and Chinese Healing Arts and Sciences (ACHAS), 2) Integrative Body/Mind Medicine (IBMM), and 3) Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) to educate people on how to achieve optimum state of health (mind/ body/spirit in harmony with the environment) by moving beyond the limitations of western medicine: a “must do” to thrive in today’s challenged world. Be sure to join in for for Fun, Health and Wealth. Dr. Chow is also spearheading the 14th World Congress on Qigong and Traditional Chinese Medicine.



Family Support Services 

Educational material on disaster preparedness, hosted by the Red Cross, in addition to a variety of other family support services will be available to the public at the fair.