MFHS & NEPA Rainbow Alliance Host Pride Day
The NEPA Rainbow Alliance and Maternal and Family Health Services (MFHS) are hosting a free-admission, all-ages event to celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride in Scranton. Pride Day will take place Monday, September 14th from 4 – 7 pm at the new MFHS Circle of Care office at 640 Madison Ave, Scranton.
The event will feature giveaways and door prizes, including gift cards to Terra Preta, Scranton StorySlam, Venture Lounge, HEAT and 570 Tattooing for the first attendees in the door. What The Fork will also be on site cooking up their signature dishes.
Free and low cost confidential walk-in HIV and STD screenings will be available. Screenings are provided regardless of age, income or insurance coverage and fees are based on an affordable sliding fee. For many, screenings are free. Staff will also be available to discuss other MFHS services such as the WIC Nutrition program and cancer screening services.
Attendees can also get help enrolling in new health insurance plans during the event. Help enrolling in Medicaid and Chip is also available. Those interested in health insurance enrollment help can make an appointment by calling 570-826-1777 ext. 244.
For those who cannot attend the event, STD screenings are always available at MFHS Circle of Care. Please call 570-961-5550 to make an appointment.