Health fair, virtual support groups, and more health news | Crescent City community news

HEALTH FAIR: The New Orleans chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America will hold a health fair from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at A.L. Davis Park, 2600 LaSalle St., New Orleans. The fair will feature free health screenings, information about Medicaid and Medicare, and information about local health-related resources. In partnership with The Debt Collective, there will also be a medical debt clinic where anyone with medical debt can speak to a debt expert, for free, without an appointment. Participants will be able to learn about their rights as a debtor, to dispute their debts and to connect with other people facing similar situations.

NAMI NEW ORLEANS: Virtual support groups sponsored by the New Orleans affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness include: 

  • NAMI Family Support Group: A Zoom gathering for adult loved ones of people living with mental illness is from 6:30 p.m. to 8
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