Free Family Night Scheduled for July 12 at Apple Valley Medical Center

Center providing free bike helmets, refreshments, music, giveaways,
reduced-cost sports and back-to-school physicals, and health care
educational materials.

APPLE VALLEY, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Parents of children up to age 16 can receive free bike helmets for their
children (limit two per family, children must be present) at the
center’s fifth annual Family Night from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July
12. Activities will take place at the Apple Valley Medical Center, 14655
Galaxie Avenue, Apple Valley.

“We are honored to give back to the community that has been our home for
the last 40 years,” said Mark Pottenger, Administrator and Chief
Operating Officer of the family medicine clinic located there. “We want
to provide a night for the whole family at a medical center for the
whole family.”

Free bike helmets will be given to the first 100 children under the age
of 16. Children must be present to receive a helmet, and there is a
limit of two per family. In addition, physicians will perform
back-to-school and sports physicals for $25, with the fees going back to
local area schools. Appointments for these physicals are recommended,
but not required. Patients are asked to pay with cash or checks payable
to the school of their choice.

During the Family Night event, health care experts will share
information on a number of health topics, and free screenings will be
available for blood pressure, body fat, varicose veins, hearing and
more. Children can enjoy a jumping house, have their bikes fitted and
tour a working ambulance. The evening also will include free
refreshments and music by Bob and the Beachcombers. Admission is free.

Background: The Apple Valley Medical Center includes the
independent Apple Valley Medical Clinic of 11 family practice physicians
and three physician assistants, serving patients from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.,
five days a week. It also includes a 24-hour Urgent Care center. In
addition, through an affiliation with United Hospital, part of Allina
Health, 30 specialty physicians see patients through the United
Specialty Center, providing services in allergy and asthma; ankle and
foot; cardiology; colon and rectal surgery; ear, nose and throat;
general surgery; nephrology, neurosurgery, ob/gyn; ophthalmology;
orthopedics; orthopedic spine; podiatry and urology. The Apple Valley
Medical Center also houses United Medical Imaging for digital
mammography, ultrasound, CT and MRI scans; a full-service pharmacy; and
physical medicine and rehabilitation care through Courage Kenny Sports &
Physical Therapy – Apple Valley.


Apple Valley Medical Center
Mark Pottenger, 952-953-9285
Sue Haberle, 763-550-0101