Walk with a Doc Homer returns! With Dr. Paula Godfrey – “Stop the Bleed – what to do in a bleeding emergency”

  Walk with a Doc returns on the first and third Saturdays of each month, with our “reunion Walk” on Saturday, September 7th from 9AM-10AM at SPARC (South Peninsula Athletic & Recreation Center) with Paula Godfrey, DO (SPH Emergency Department Director).  Dr. Godfrey will tell us about “Stop the Bleed” and what to do in a bleeding emergency, and we’ll spend the rest of the hour walking, asking questions, getting free blood pressure screenings and more!

Please bring your clean, indoor walking shoes to change into!

Exhibitor applications are being accepted for the annual Rotary Health Fair!

The Homer Kachemak Bay Rotary Club in partnership with South Peninsula Hospital invites exhibitors to apply for booth space at the 36th annual Rotary Health Fair. The purpose of the fair is to promote individual wellness, share health information and to educate and encourage in healthy lifestyle choices. The Rotary Health Fair invites exhibitors to provide learning centers to educate and encourage active involvement in learning about health and wellness.

The fair is November 2, 2018 from 7:30am to 1 p.m. ​at the Homer High School, and the deadline to apply for booth space is September 13th.

Applicants, please read the following documents:

Invitation to Apply 2019

Standards for Rotary Health Fair Exhibitors 2019

Apply online here.

Measles – Vaccination is the best prevention; call ahead if you have symptoms.

Vaccination with the MMR (measles-mumps-rubella) vaccine continues to be our best defense to keep measles from spreading. Make sure you and your family are up-to-date with the MMR vaccine – contact your healthcare provider if you or anyone in your family is unsure of their immunization or needs the MMR vaccine.

Anyone can get the MMR vaccine completely free-of-charge at Homer Medical Center during their normal walk-in clinic hours on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:00 – 8:00PM at 4136 Bartlett Street.

If anyone thinks they might have measles, they should call their health care provider or local public health center immediately. It’s important to get care quickly, but people should call first and not go directly to the doctor’s office, clinic or school.