May 9, 2023

Promoting Community Wellness: Free Health Screenings at SF Carnaval

Join us at SF CARNAVAL for free healthcare services.

Free Health Screenings at San Francisco CARNAVAL

The Latino Task Force, BayPLS, and San Francisco County are excited to announce that we will be providing free health services at San Francisco CARNAVAL! Our commitment stems from the recognition that accessing healthcare can be a challenge for certain members of our community, and that's precisely why we're determined to make it easier and more convenient. By offering these services at CARNAVAL, we hope to reach individuals who might not have access to healthcare otherwise. Our team of healthcare professionals will be providing a range of screenings and services to help improve the overall health and wellness of our community.

Join us at the San Francisco CARNAVAL on May 27 & 28 for free healthcare services. Our experienced healthcare professionals will be on-site to provide medical screenings and answer questions. Don't miss out on this opportunity to take care of your health while enjoying the festivities at CARNAVAL! No Appointment, ID, or Insurance Required!

Available Services: 

  • Blood pressure checks
  • HIV testing
  • A1C/Diabetes
  • COVID & Flu vaccination
Services Description

HIV testing is vital for early detection and treatment, as it allows individuals to access appropriate medical care and take necessary precautions to prevent transmission.

A1C tests are used to measure average blood sugar levels over a period of time. These tests help diagnose and manage diabetes by providing information about an individual's long-term blood sugar control. HIV tests are used to detect the presence of the human immunodeficiency virus, which causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).

Vaccines are crucial for preventing the spread of infectious diseases and protecting public health.


We are thrilled to announce the results achieved at the 2023 SF Carnaval. This vibrant celebration brought together the community in a lively atmosphere, while providing essential healthcare services to those in need.

Here are the results:

  • 20 HIV Tests
  • 52 A1C Tests
  • 41 Vaccines

By offering these services at public events, we can contribute to the well-being of overall community by reaching individuals in the where they feel most at ease and connected.


CARNAVAL San Francisco cultivates and celebrates the diverse Latin American, Caribbean and African Diasporic roots of the Mission District and the San Francisco Bay Area. The mission is achieved through the use of dance, music, visual arts, and the creation of spaces that encourage community learning, school-based education, and advocacy.

CARNAVAL San Francisco is the largest multi–cultural celebration on the West Coast. Now in its fourth decade of celebration, CARNAVAL San Francisco has been an opportunity for many cultures to come together in one spirit to share their creative expression. Come celebrate with us at the 2–day family festival in San Francisco’s Mission District where we will observe the very best Latin American and Caribbean cultural arts and traditions.

Learn more about San Francisco CARNAVAL. See you there!

About Latino Task Force

The LTF is a group of over 40 community-based organizations that work collaboratively to address the needs of Latino and BIPOC who are experiencing challenging times, underserved, or have troubles accessing healthcare services.

About BayPLS

BayPLS is a mobile healthcare company founded in the Bay Area that offers personalized and friendly services to both corporate and private clients. Our client base includes government agencies, hospitals, nursing homes, medical research companies, pro sports teams, as well as individuals seeking healthcare services at their homes or workplace. Our services range from mobile blood draws to community-focused vaccination and testing events.

About the San Francisco Department of Public Health

All are welcome! We are committed to providing quality health care and services for all San Franciscans, regardless of immigration or insurance status.

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