Welcome to the Medgar Evers Be Happy, Be Healthy Virtual Health Fair 2021
April 1-8, 2021
The Be HAPPY, Be HEALTHY Virtual Health Fair 2021 will provide valuable information relating to health, health insurance, mental health counseling, women and men’s health issues, and much more! Our goal is to inform and empower everyone to be responsible for their health and provide an opportunity for our healthcare partners to share valuable information, resources, and products that are available to you both on and off-campus. The content will be accessible to all MEC students and the broader community from April 1-8.
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Yoga with Thai
Certified Yogi, Thai James approaches yoga from the vantage point of understanding your anatomy from the inside out by learning poses and key movements to improve alignment and your overall body. In this video, Thai provides a short yoga session on relaxation and stretch.
Natural haircare influencer and online community manager for Designer Central Haircare, Sade Pizarro, talks about the benefits of incorporating herbs and oils into your daily haircare routine to promote healthy hair and scalp from a curly girl perspective.
Flawless by Fallon
Flawless by Fallon is a full-body wax hair removal salon that offers pre- and post-care services, using hypoallergenic products to provide an experience that is gentle on your skin and promotes healthy regrowth of hair.
Free Edge Beauty Studio
Free Edge Beauty Studio provides natural nail care services, using products that are less harmful to your nails and health. Raven, Free Edge Beauty Studio’s manager, is a licensed cosmetologist, with over 20 years of experience, providing clients with clear solutions to keep nails manicured and healthy.
Free Edge Beauty Studio
567 Nostrand Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11216
AJM Financial is a consultancy that helps you to plant your money dreams. From boosting credit scores, debt management, budgeting, savings plans to achieve financial goals, and building an emergency fund. AJM guides you in achieving your financial dreams.
AJM Financial YouTube Channel
MetroPlus Health Plan
MetroPlus Health is a New York-based insurance company that offers a wide variety of comprehensive health plans for individuals and families with benefits and services at competitive prices, with a network of over 30,000 service providers.
Marvin Saint Cloud
Tel: (347) 899-0343
New York-based insurance company, Fidelis Care, which serves more than 1.7 million New York residents, provides benefits which include preventive care and screenings, well visits, immunizations, dental, and vision care. Get information on how to apply today.
Tel: (347) 696-5119
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc., is the nonprofit organization that provides reproductive healthcare for those in need of assistance. Services include STD testing and treatment, birth control, well-woman exams, cancer screening and prevention, abortion, hormone therapy, infertility services, and general health care.
PrEP 4 Brooklyn of Interfaith Medical Center
PrEP 4 Brooklyn is a subsidiary of Interfaith Medical Center, a hospital located in Brooklyn, with facilities in Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, and Bedford-Stuyvesant. As a full-service non-profit community hospital, they provide many services, which include rapid HIV testing. Their medical staff is available to answer health questions and provide advice in preventative healthcare.
PrEP 4 Brooklyn Community
OPEN Monday - Friday for PrEP/PEP.
A Brooklyn movement to provide access to PrEP.
Tel: (929) 293-5948
United Healthcare Services
United Healthcare Services is the second largest healthcare company in the nation, and the fourth largest Medicaid managed care plan in New York State, with over 640,000 members and access to 145 hospitals statewide. The following presentation guides you through their offerings, from behavioral, mental health, weight-loss support, house calls, and in-home preventative care visits.
Community Relations & Outreach Specialist
Tel: (917) 998-1066
MEC Male Development & Empowerment Center
MDEC assists our male students through academic support, providing strategies through peer-to-peer and cohort tutoring, essay writing, studying, and test-taking techniques. We help students when applying for financial aid, create arts and culture events, and encourage students to participate in community. MDEC promotes the development and empowerment of urban males.
Andre Brereton, Assistant Director
Mental health and emotional services are available to all MEC students. Our counselors provide support for depression, anxiety, grieve and loss, relationship difficulty, and self-esteem via video conferencing and phone. We host monthly talk circles and workshops in mindfulness and healing throughout the semester. If you are experiencing an emotional issue, contact our experienced counselors for the support you need.
The Brooklyn Hospital Center
TBHC houses its specialty practices in a brand-new building on 86 Saint Felix Street in Fort Greene, and offers primary and specialized medical care to 300,000 patients annually. Our building's modern décor, state-of-the-art exam rooms, and beautiful views creating a pleasant patient experience.
The Brooklyn Hospital Center
121 Dekalb Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11201
The Transition Academy supports student experiencing homelessness or issues in housing or food insecurity. Our staff aid students in navigating the complex process of the homeless system and work on streamlining finding adequate housing. Our services include: Food Vouchers, navigating the shelter system, transportation, agency referrals for housing and eviction prevention, counseling referrals, SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) applications, clothing and personal hygiene items, and job placement).
Mondays: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Tuesdays: 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Wednesdays: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Health & Education Alternatives for Teens (HEAT) was founded in 1992 to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic as it impacted youth in Brooklyn. Beginning as a multidisciplinary clinic providing medical care, mental health services, and case management for HIV+ youth, its mission has expanded to include outreach, community engagement, and community-based HIV/STD testing for youth reluctant to seek screening in formal medical settings. HEAT serves the LGBTQ+ community and all communities of color.
450 Clarkson Avenue, 4th Floor, Nursing Station 41
Brooklyn, NY 11203
Hours: By Appointment
Tel: (718) 613-8543
Safe Horizon, formerly the Victim Services Agency, is the largest victim services nonprofit organization in the United States, providing social services for victims of abuse and violent crime in 57 locations throughout the five boroughs of New York City.
24-hour hotline (800) 621-HOPE (4673)
SCTPN – Sickle Cell Thalassemia Patient Network
SCTPN is an organization that supports individuals and families living with sickle cell/thalassemia and other inherited blood disorders through education, advocacy, and support interactions.
Sickle Cell Thalassemia Patients Network
1139 St Johns Place
Brooklyn, NY 11213
CUNY Citizenship Now!
CUNY’s Citizenship Now! provides immigration legal services, including support in completing applications for naturalization, citizenship, adjustment of status (Green Card), Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Temporary Protected Status (TPS), and family-based petitions.
Medgar Evers College Immigration Center
1150 Carroll Street
Brooklyn, NY 11225