Community Benefit Programs
Reading Hospital's commitment is demonstrated in the regular provision of healthcare beyond its walls, combining permanent sites in medically underserved areas with a yearlong calendar of screenings, health fairs, and educational programs targeted to improve the health and well being of the community. Outreach services are offered, regardless of ability to pay.
Free or low-cost screenings are offered on an annual basis at various times throughout the year, and registration is required. Please call 484-628-HELP for more information.
Health Fairs allow Reading Hospital to connect and educate the community on the services we provide. If you would like to request Reading Hospital presence at your health fair, contact Brandon Monk, Community Health Coordinator at 484-628-4977 or send an email.
Knowledge can be a powerful tool in maintaining your health. We’re committed to improving the health of the community we serve. That’s why we created Reading Hospital Speakers Bureau.
Reading Hospital Speakers Bureau shares valuable information about a wide range of healthcare topics that affect everyone in our community. And there is no cost to your organization!
Our speakers, each with a distinctive style, are prepared to talk for 20 to 30 minutes. Some speakers have a formal presentation followed by a question-and-answer period. Others are less formal, and encourage questions anytime during the presentation.
View our brochure [PDF], which includes a list of Speakers Bureau topics. If there is a specific healthcare topic not on our list, we may be able to tailor a program to meet your needs. To schedule a speaker, contact Brandon Monk, Community Health Coordinator, or call 484-628-4977. Please allow a minimum of six weeks notice.
Outdoor Berks Phone Application
Outdoor Berks [PDF] was created to provide Berks County residents and visitors with free, easy access to parks and recreation available county-wide. Whether you want to hike, bike, or just enjoy a picnic in the park, this user-friendly app features 170 parks and trails throughout Berks County. Users can choose parks by activity type or location.
This FREE app is available for download for Apple and Android devices in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. When you are out enjoying Outdoor Berks, take a picture of the park or trails you visit and send them to the community health department directly from the app.
Bike Share Program
Reading Hospital has rolled out an employee bike-share program designed to promote wellness and a more active, healthy lifestyle among employees. Hospital employees are encouraged to use the bikes to attend meetings, go to lunch, run errands or simply take a ride and get some exercise.