Northern Health is hosting a Kindergarten Health Fair in Smithers this week.

Public health nurse, Taryn Opel the free clinics are designed for children entering Kindergarten in the fall.

She says the Wednesday and Thursday clinics will conduct hearing, dental and vision checks as well as update immunizations.

Opal says further support will be made available for children with additional needs.

Northern Health says the clinics help children get off to a healthy start at school so they can learn effectively.