RICHMOND, Va. — (WRIC) — Patient First is offering free digital X-ray imaging of Halloween candy this year.
Bags of candy may be brought into any Patient First Neighborhood Medical Center from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, October 31.
Patient First recommends that adults inspect candy before allowing children to enjoy the sweets. This free X-ray offer will help provide parents peace of mind about the treats their children receive by possibly detecting objects like, glass, metal or plastic.
Parents still need to provide supervision since some foreign materials may not appear in X-rays, Patient First says.
As an additional safety measure, Patient First will provide free safety blinkers at each of our medical centers during the month of October (one per person, while supplies last.) Patient First recommends putting the blinking lights on a child’s Halloween costume to help increase visibility.